Police crack down on vehicles with bogus number plates

LAHORE   –  The City Traffic Police Saturday started a crackdown on vehicles, having bogus number plates.

Chief Traffic Officer (CTO) Muntazir Mehdi along with representatives of Excise and Taxation Department started the crackdown in Liberty Market the previous day. On the occasion, the CTO said that cases would be registered against those who tampered with bogus, non-pattern number plates. Talking to media persons, he said that for the last one week, vehicles without and non-patterned number plates were being warned. A door-to-door awareness message was delivered during the awareness and warning campaign. “Warning and awareness notices have been issued to more than 0400 number plate manufacturers during the awareness campaign.

More than 200,000 citizens were warned during the awareness campaign.”

Muntzir Mehdi has said that the cases would be registered under the Motor Vehicle Ordinance Ordinance 97A, under which there would be two years imprisonment and a fine of up to Rs 200,000.  Manufacturers will face up to a year in prison and a fine of up to Rs 100,000. Joint 17 teams of City Traffic Police and Excise Department have been formed, cases will be handled only by those teams while rest wardens will continue challaning as usual.  Teams have been deployed at entrances and exits of the city including Mall Road, Canal Road, Ferozepur Road, Jail Road, Gulberg, MM Alam Road, Maulana Shaukat Ali Road, Walton Road, Wahdat Road and other major highways.  The Chief Traffic Officer Lahore said that there was no excuse for tampering with number plates, fake and not having clear numbers.  All vehicles with number plates as per excise pattern will not be challaned.

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