RAWALPINDI/ISLAMABAD: Administrations in the twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad have started imponding papers of public transport to utilize the vehicles during election duty for the transportation of election staff and polling material.

According to reports, the local administration would require thousands of vehicles for local bodies elections duty to transport polling staff and material to different polling stations in the twin cities. As a precautionary measures the administrations of the twin cities have forcibly confiscating the registration papers of the vehicles so as to force them to be available for duty on the election day.

Protesting over the attitude of the administrations, United Transport Federation Islamabad has threatened that it would not provide the transport.

Chairman of the Federation Raja Riaz said Islamabad administration has started policy of taking over the vehicles forcibly which is not tolerable. He said if this trend continued, they would not provide transport on election day.

He demanded that the administration should decide the compensation for the use of transport first and then they would cooperate.

He said a delegation of the federation has met the Secretary, RTC and sought details about the compensation and it has been told that a decision would be conveyed in the next couple of days.