LAHORE – The Punjab Traffic Police has set up a state-of-the-art License Centre at the Arfa Karim Software Technology Park to facilitate senior citizens, retired civil and military officers, women, and their families under one roof.

Punjab Inspector General of Police (IGP) Muhammad Habib-ur-Rehman expressed these views while addressing the inauguration ceremony on Saturday. Lahore CTO Dr Usman Anwar, Punjab Information Technology Board Chairman Umar Saif also spoke on this occasion; while a good number of police officers, traffic wardens and citizens also attended the ceremony.

The provincial police chief said the police were striving to provide best facilities to the masses and the new License Centre would help people get their driving licences under one roof instead of going through different procedures.

While giving a detailed briefing to the IGP on this occasion, CTO Dr Usman Anwar said the citizens would apply for learner licenses at this centre and their driving tests would be carried out after 42 days at the same centre. The CTO further said the driving licenses of the successful candidates would be delivered at their doorstep through courier service, so that they would not have to visit the License Centre again and again. Apart from learners, the international driving licenses would be issued from this Centre and the outdated licenses would also be renewed here, the CTO concluded.

The IGP was also informed that the traffic police in collaboration with the Punjab IT Board had introduced the software that would help citizens know about the flow of traffic on City roads by searching through google. It would also help motorists use alternative routes in case of serious traffic mess on a road.  Talking to reporters after the ceremony, Punjab IGP Muhammad Habib-ur-Rehman said the police have been directed to remain on high-alert round-the-clock to thwart any possible terror attempt. The IGP also said the armed police patrolling had been intensified around the police pickets set up in the border areas of the province to keep a vigilant eye on the movement of miscreants.