ISLAMABAD – Window screen washers in twin cities of Islamabad Rawalpindi are frustrating and perturbing citizens and forcing them to stopped cars at traffic signals.

During a survey conducted by APP found that car screen washers never ask motorist to wash the screen they take it upon themselves to wash motorists’ windscreen and then thay ask for money.

Ahmad Ali a motorist at Express highway traffic Signal said that car screen washers on every traffic signal is a common sight where one can see lot of children and women thronging at vehicles asking for alms. They use novel techniques to attract people as their sole purpose is to take money from them.

Shaggy and innocent looks, clad in shattered clothes convince people to put their hands in pockets which ultimately promote begging culture in the twin cities, Ahmad said. Another motorist Mohsin Ali said that these guys annoy me. Especially with the new tactic of coming up from behind you and not asking if you want your car touched by them.

Citizens opined that use of children in such activities should be banned strictly. People urging that the concerned authorities should take strict action against the responsible persons. They said if action to tackle the menace is not taken seriously and on urgent basis, it will attain alarming proportions over a period of time.

Online adds: The dysfunctional traffic signals are creating enormous problems for the commuters of the capital city while traffic wardens deployed these signals allow each side to go according to their own will without taking care of time which causes traffic jam.

Due to the load-shedding most of the signals in the city often remains dysfunctional, whereas at some signals warden of the Islamabad traffic police (ITP) are deployed while there are no personnel’s deployed at most of the signal to control heavy flow of traffic.

Rehan Abbasi, one of the commuters said that the long queues on traffic signals also causing inconvenience for ambulances, because it was not possible for ambulance and other emergency vehicles to rush through the heavy traffic.

Another commuter said that it is not possible for one warden to control the heavy flow of traffic and suggested that it is necessary to deploy at least three to four personnel’s at each signal.