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SC orders registration of qinqui rickshaws within three months

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan has ordered countrywide registration of qinqui rickshaws within three months, ARY News reported.

Qinqui rickshaws could ply on roads after proper registration process.

The apex court directed that no rickshaw could be on the streets until its registration.

The court also asked the secretary transport to furnish report on registration of such rickshaws within three months.

The SC, in its order, further said that drivers of qinqui rickshaws be given licenses after complete test.

It may be noted here that Sindh High Court had also ordered on August 25 ban on qinqui rickshaws and directed the provincial and city authorities, including traffic police, to ensure immediate legal action against the illegal vehicles.

The SHC had issued the order after hearing a petition filed by one Mr Hasan who sought court order to ban Qingqi rickshaws running on roads. He asked the court to impose a ban on motorcycle-rickshaws, as they were running without route permit, registration and number plates.

According to the petitioner, the motorcycle-rickshaws were mostly driven by underage drivers and caused a number of accidents.

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