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Bill increasing fine on traffic violations passed by Sindh Assembly

KARACHI: Sindh Assembly on Monday passed a Provincial Motor Vehicles (amendment) Bill, 2014, increasing a fine on violations of traffic rules, ARY News reported.

Under the bill, a Rs 1000 fine will be imposed on vehicles with tinted glasses. Bus drivers will also pay a fine if they allow passengers to travel atop buses. Motorists found in wrong overtaking will also be fined. The same fine will also be imposed on vehicles, barring way of school vans on road.

To a proposal for increase in fine on vehicles with tinted glasses, Information Minister Sharjeel Inam Memon said a law should be enacted to give 20 to 50 percent of such fine to [police] officials.

Law Minister Sikander Mandhro told the house that fines for traffic violations had not been increased since 1965.

The opposition members proposed that Rs 150 fine should be collected from citizens instead of Rs 300, keeping in view their financial constraints. The suggestion was approved by the treasury benches, before the bill was voted to law.

Speaker Agha Siraj Durrani said often legislators also often disorderly park their vehicles in the assembly building.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

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Bill increasing fine on traffic violations passed by Sindh Assembly

by Azhar Khan