LAHORE - Chief Traffic Officer Liaqat Ali Malik on Monday said that all the stakeholders should be taken into confidence in order to improve the traffic management system in the city. He said that the department would observe zero-tolerance policy against corruption.

The officer also warned that strict disciplinary action would be taken against the traffic wardens found missing from duty points.  CTO Liaqat Ali Malik issued these directions while he was presiding over a meeting to review the traffic management plan in the metropolis at Qurban Police Lines. SP Traffic (Sadar Division) Sardar Asif Khan, DSP (Gulberg) Munir Ahmad Qureshi, and DSP Arif Butt were also present on this occasion besides Circle Officers and Sector In-charges.  The officer also directed his department to launch a full-fledged awareness campaign to educate citizens about the importance of traffic laws and road safety measures. 

He said that a comprehensive traffic control and management plan should be implemented across the city after consulting all the stakeholders including the management of colleges, universities and members of trade unions.

He further said that special traffic management committees should be constituted in collaboration with trade unions, public representatives, and members of market committees.  Meanwhile, the CTO visited the driving test center at Arfa Kareem Tower and discussed various issues with the citizens about the attitude of Licensing Staff.

On this occasion, the CTO ordered department inquiry against Inspector Kamil Hussain and Traffic Wardens Ashfaq and Naveed over complaints of corruption and rude attitude with the applicants.