LAHORE - Believe it or not, but not a single traffic licence has been cancelled by the Punjab Traffic Police since its inception despite the fact the province especially the City witnessed worst traffic accidents during the last two decades. Ironically, Pakistan and brother country Iran are the only two countries in Central Asia, East Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia and Western Asia, which have yet to adopt a comprehensive strategy of Breath Analyzer Control (BrAC), a test which is conducted to ascertain the amount of alcohol in a human body. And consequently, no licence was ever cancelled on this ground. However, two to three licences are being suspended in the provincial capital per month over the violation of sensitive natures. However, the ratio of such suspension has also been decreased as compared to the last year or before the current Chief Traffic Officer (CTO) SSP Syed Ahmed Mobin took over the charge. According to rules and regulations of the Punjab Traffic Department, a licence holder is disqualified over serious traffic violation or even repeated violations on minor offence and or if the license holder is under alcoholic influence while driving. Farrukh Ahmed, an official of Licencing Branch of Traffic Police, says the criteria is very simple if any traffic officer continuously observes someone has been repeatedly violating the same traffic rules then he is authorised to recommend cancellation of his traffic licence. CTO Ahmed Mobin is the competent authority to cancel or suspend any licence in City, he added. Mr Farrukh further said if someone is dead during any accident and the accused man is held guilty by the court concerned then the CTO cancels/ suspend his licence. He, however, said none of the licence has been ever cancelled since the traffic department has been established. Dr Rizwan Naseer, Director General Rescue 1122, says over 35, 8368 Road Traffic Accidents (RTAs) have taken place from November 10, 2004 till June 16, 2011. He said out of total figure over 136733 RTAs occurred in the Capital City. The official statistics shows, the ratio of accidents is as: Rawalpindi (14574), Faisalabad (43829), Multan (23354), Gujranwala (27418), Bahawalpur (11607), Sargodha (9701), D.G Khan (8639), Sahiwal (10524), Sialkot (15208), R Y Khan (9094), Murree (1234), Jhang (3719), Khanewal (2843), Rajanpur (1536), Muzaffargarh (2922), Gujrat (3022), Bahawalnaqar (2379), Attock (1079), Jhelum (2244), Toba Tek Singh (2123), Pakpattan (2605), Mianwali (1580), Kasur (2946), Vehari (1469), Chakwal (1053), Okara (2357), Hafizabad (2350), Sheikhupura (2529), Lodhran (2147), Nankana Saheb (1144), Khushab (1166), Mandibahauddin (1211), Norowal (879), Layyah (1274) and Bhakkar (872). Dr Rizwan Naseer, however, said such accidents could be averted if the motorists and common citizens started abiding by the traffic rules and regulations. The DIG Traffic Punjab Mr. Muhammad Ameen said, Both kinds of punishments are awarded - suspension and cancellation to violators but the exact statistics of suspension is not into my knowledge. CTO Ahmed Mobin, however, said the licence is suspended over serious violations, in which any causality took place or someone from the victims lost his body parts. Mr Mobin further said the ratio of incidents have comparatively been decreased as compared to last year. The laws of driving under the influence of alcohol vary among various countries. According to Central Asian countries, the Blood/Alcohol Limit has been specified in Kyrgyzstan: 0.05%, Mongolia: 0.02%, Turkmenistan: 0.033% and in East Asian countries including China with: 0.02% (CNY 200500 fine, 13 months license suspension); 0.08% (up to 15 days prison, 36 months license suspension, CNY 500-2000 fine), Hong Kong: 0.05% or BrAC 0.22 mg/L or urine 0.067%.