KARACHI: In an action against fancy number plates, traffic police on Friday took into custody a car bearing ‘fake’ Balochistan government number plate, ARY News reported.
According to traffic police officials, a car with a government number plate was stopped near Metropole Hotel.
When asked to justify the use of the government number plate, the man driving the vehicle said he was a relative of the incumbent Balochistan chief minister, while the car’s owner claimed to be public relation officer (PRO) of the province’s chief executive.
A traffic police official said the vehicle’s number plate and documents turned out to be fake. He said a kalashnikov was recovered also recovered from the vehicle.
Separately, the traffic police also took action against another car with a Faisalabad number plate.
Last month, police stopped former Sindh Inspector General Police Ghulam Hyder Jamali and other influential personalities for traveling in cars with fancy number plates.
During the drive against fake and fancy number plates, police on Monday fined and seized many vehicles of the influential personalities, including former Sindh IG Ghulam Hyder Jamali, former education minister Jam Mehtab and others.
The police also took a land cruiser with the number plate ‘Minister’ into custody from the Defence, area of Karachi. Former commissioner Karachi Ajaz Ahmad khan’s vehicle was also stopped but his driver managed to flee.