Pakistani court orders arrest of underage driver’s parents

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KARACHI – The Sindh High Court (SHC) has ordered stern action against underage drivers in order to control road accidents surging due to inexperience drivers.

The high court has directed traffic officials to not only detain the vehicles of the drivers aged below 18 but also arrest their parents.

It also ordered arrest of owners of rickhshaw who are providing the vehicles to underage drivers across the province, besides directing authorities to impose heavy fines on them

The officials will release the seized vehicle after the parents or owners of the vehicles deposit penalty amount and submit an affidavit stating that they will not allow their children to drive vehicles.

Meanwhile, the traffic police have reportedly launched action in light of the high court orders.

Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Traffic police Iqbal Dara has released notification regarding action against drivers below the age of 18 years. He has directed the traffic officials to launch a drive against the parents and the underage drivers in Karachi.

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