LAHORE - Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif presided over the first meeting of steering committee on improvement of traffic system that considered various proposals for improving traffic system in Lahore and other big cities.

The CM said that improvement of traffic system is a collective responsibility and short, medium and long term measures will have to be introduced for maintaining flow of traffic on roads.

He directed that short term measures should be given a final shape within seven days and work should be carried out on emergent basis. He said that use of modern technology for traffic management is need of the hour and model of the best cities of the world should be replicated for improving traffic system. Shehbaz Sharif directed that Inspector General Police should constitute his core team for improving traffic system. He said that there is a need to work with commitment and dedication for ridding the people of traffic problems and there is no room for laxity in this regard. He said that he will preside over meeting of steering committee on weekly basis and all out efforts will be made for improving traffic system.

He said that besides traffic management, due attention will have to be paid to traffic engineering. The Chief Minister appointed Member Provincial Assembly Jehangir Khanzada Vice Chairman of the steering committee. Chief Secretary, Inspector General Police, Secretary Home, DG LDA, DCO Lahore, DIG Operations, CTO Lahore and Chairman Taskforce on Information & Culture attended the meeting while Jehangir Khanzada MPA participated from Attock and Chairman Punjab Information Technology Board and Senior Member Special Monitoring Unit from America through video link.