in brief

35,472 fined, 15,220 bikes impounded

in campaign against underage drivers

During a 15-day special campaign against juvenile drivers, about 35,472 vehicles have been issued tickets while 15,220 motorcycle, 208 cars, 1,570 motorcycle rickshaws have been impounded. About 378 cases and 70 ‘Qalandras’ have been registered against owners of motorcycle rickshaw who used to hand over rickshaws to juvenile drivers on rent. As many as 12,892 under age drivers have been set free after their written guarantee that they will not drive again. DIG Traffic Punjab Muhammad Farooq Mazhar giving details of the campaign, said the main object of the drive was to abstain juvenile drivers of motorcycle and motorcycle rickshaws from driving so that life and property of citizens could be saved from accidents.

He said that 250 cable programmes, 150 FM radio programmes and 225 press releases had been arranged for the awareness of citizens. In addition to it, 54 seminars and 63 rallies had also been held besides 2,000 lectures which were delivered to students and drivers.

Moreover, 1,591 banners and 84,347 pamphlets had been distributed, he said and added in order to make the campaign a success, traffic police Punjab worked diligently and with true spirit in all districts. –APP


Highway Patrol book 397

The Punjab Highway Patrol (PHP) took action and registered 163 cases on traffic violations. PHP teams registered 397 cases against commuters on various traffic violations and seized four motorcycles for using fake registration number plates or green number plates.  The PHP team arrested 39 accused for fixing prohibited gas cylinder while the team also arrested eight dacoits and recovered two bikes, four mobile phones, two pistols and two magazines.  –APP


Religious parties slam Trump

JI, Milli Muslim League, Jamaatud Dawa, Jamiat Ulema-e-Pakistan and other religio-political parties of Pakistan have expressed deep concern over US President Trump’s designs to accept Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, warning the move can plunge the entire world into flames of war. In a statement here on Wednesday, JI chief Sirajul Haq said  that the US was playing with fire. He said that in the eyes of the Muslims, Jerusalem was the most sacred place next to Makkah and Madina and they had deep love and respect for the ancient city. He said that any US step in this direction would have serious consequences. He appreciated announcements by Turkish and Palestinian presidents rejecting the US decision and said  that none of the Muslim rulers could support Trumps’ plan.  JuD chief Hafiz Saeed has said Trupl move to prove loyalty with Jews exposed US president’s design against Islam and Muslims. He said the move will result the whole Middle East to descent into chaos and turmoil and repercussions will be incalculable. –Staff Reporter


He said strict reaction will come from Muslim World by such decisions and this act will damage world’s peace seriously. He advised International world to avoid such steps for world’s peac

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