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Karachi drivers without licences warned of jail term

KARACHI: DIG Traffic Karachi has ordered the city drivers to arrange driving licences immediately or to face a month-long jail term.

DIG Traffic Karachi Amir Shaikh has warned the drivers that from November 2 (today) the traffic police could arrest and jail them for up to a month for not having their driving licences.

In Karachi only 1.2 million people have driving licences, whereas the total number of registered vehicles in the city is 3.8m, officials said.

DIG Sheikh warned the city drivers to get their licences issued/renewed within the shortest possible time as they could be sent to jail under a provision of the Motor Vehicle Ordinance.

He said that the exercise was aimed at streamlining driving on city roads.

The fresh traffic police drive is another aggressive campaign in Karachi this year, after they ordered all motorcyclists whether male or female, to wear helmets in the metropolis. The drive however lost its steam gradually.

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