New driving licence holders to get medical kits

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Satff Reporter
The traffic police authorities have decided to provide free medical kits to Karachi citizens
who are getting their new driving licences.The spokesperson of the driving licence section said the traffic
police department and a private company have signed an agreement under which free medical kits will
be provided to the new licence holders. The medical kit will contain life-saving drugs including pain
killers, scissor, dressing band and bandages.Earlier in June last year, it emerged that Sindh police
department had come up with a new idea for decreasing traffic violations and accidents by
recommending to declare learning driving licence mandatory for purchasing new motorcycles. The
recommendation had been forwarded during a high-level session organised under the chair of Inspector
General (IG) Sindh Police Syed Kaleem Imam in order to review steps for anti-motorcycle lifting, security
and other issues, a notification issued read.The session was attended by Additional Inspector General
Karachi Dr Amir Shaikh, representatives of driving licence branch, Sindh headquarters, CIA, crime
investigation, traffic police, operations, SSP Anti-Car Lifting Cell (ACLC), SSP Anti-Violent Crime Unit
(AVCU) and owners of motorcycle manufacturing companies.Imam ordered concerned authorities to
ensure implementation of traffic rules by motorcyclists by using helmet, driving licence and registration
book while travelling. Following the suggestions of motorcycle manufacturing companies, Imam directed
to deployment special teams in central motorcycle markets for issuance of learning driving licences to
the citizens.The police chief detailed that Karachi police was making joint efforts along with other
concerned departments to eliminate motorbike lifting and action against gangs involved in robberies
and street crimes. He added that the police department has devised a strategy to initiate crackdowns
against illegal trade of motorcycle spare parts which would be implemented soon.Imam said that a draft
will be sent to the Sindh government for its declaring installation of tracking devices and Radio
Frequency Identifications (RFIDs) and hook locks mandatory on motorcycles. A letter will also be
forwarded to Pakistan Standard and Quality Control Authority (PSQCA) for make installation of hook
locks as part of law for the manufacturing companies.