LAHORE - Lahore Chief Traffic Officer (CTO) Sohail Chaudhry has warned that the drivers of private ambulances found involved in violating traffic rules would not be spared.

“We have noted in our observation that some drivers of ambulances use siren and revolving lights to get clear passage on busy roads even in the absence of patients,” the police officer said. A police spokesman said that the Lahore traffic police are directed to check the ambulances involved in such type of “protocol exercise.”  The ambulance drivers are allowed to use sirens and revolving lights only in case of emergency to shift the patients to hospitals. The police are ordered to take strict legal action against the violators to discourage such practice.

DRUG PEDDLERS HELD: Police on Friday claimed to have arrested two drug peddlers including a woman in Baghbanpura and recovered 1.50-kg chars from their possession.  A police spokesman said that the law enforcing agency had launched a crackdown against the narcotics dealers to make Lahore a drug free city.

A police team headed by SHO Baghbanpura Safdar Sajjad raided a hideout and arrested twp persons identified as Riaz and his mother Bushra alias Chachi from the limits of Baghbanpura. Police have registered a case against the drug dealers and are investigating.