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  • Driving licence applicants face hardships in Karachi, grace period extended

    KARACHI: Police resorted to baton-charge on Monday as scores of applicants desperate to apply for or renew driving licences thronged Motor Vehicle Inspection and Driving Licence branches in Clifton and North Nazimabad areas of the city...

    Hundreds of people had reached the Clifton, Nazimabad and Korangi driving licence branches to get their licence issued, after DIG-Traffic Dr Amir Sheikh had earlier warned Karachi's drivers to get...

  • Karachi driving licence campaign postponed till February 2016

    KARACHI: Caught in an embarrassing position when the Sindh home department came up with a strong reaction to a “hasty” and “ill-conceived” campaign to arrest and jail the drivers without driving licences, the traffic police authorities on Tuesday postponed the drive to check licences till February next year...

    Just a day ago, the authorities had decided to resume the drive, which had suffered a major setback on its launching day amid...

  • New driving licence plan ‘leaves little room to cut corners’

    LAHORE: The Punjab government has approved a scheme declaring five steps including a four-hour period in its driving school and 40-hour road training mandatory for every applicant to get a licence...

    Moreover, every applicant will have to undergo a vision/eye test under the new scheme titled ‘Punjab Driving Education Centres’...

  • Driving licence drive postponed amid chaos at traffic police offices

    KARACHI: A fresh campaign to “streamline and discipline” road traffic by checking driving licences of motorists with a penalty as strict as imprisonment for those who fail to acquire their licence within a week faced a major blow on Monday amid chaos and violence at driving licence branches, said officials and witnesses...

    The situation attracted intervention from the higher authorities who postponed the campaign for a month with the...

  • Driving sans licence

    THE chaos that rules traffic in Karachi is the stuff of legends...

    Illegal parking, non-compliance with rules that govern the use of roundabouts, ignorance of the regulations regarding overtaking lanes — Karachi has all in abundance...

  • Driving licence stamps unavailable due to GPO-accounts office row

    GUJRAT: Due to a row between the district accounts office and the General Post Office (GPO), driving licence stamps are unavailable at the GPO for the more than a month, causing a delay in issuance of licences...

    Each person, applying for the licence, has to paste stamps worth Rs1,000 with his application for issuance or renewal of his licence...

  • Punjab likely to privatise driving licence

    LAHORE: As part of the city traffic management plan, Punjab may soon withdraw licencing power from the police and grant it to a newly created authority, which, in turn, will privatise the entire process – training, testing and award of driving licence...

    According to sources in the transport department, premature licence award is one of the major causes of traffic mess...

  • Rooney receives two-year driving ban for drunk-driving

    Former England football captain Wayne Rooney was banned on Monday from driving for two years and ordered to perform 100 hours of unpaid community work after pleading guilty to drink-driving...

    He was stopped by police when driving a woman's black Volkswagen Beetle at around 2am on September 1 and later arrested and bailed...

  • Karachi traffic police may jail drivers without licence from today

    KARACHI: A majority of Karachi drivers would face a big challenge while bringing their vehicles on roads as the traffic police could arrest and jail them for up to a month for not having their driving licences from Monday (today)...

    2 million people in the metropolis have driving licences; whereas the total number of registered vehicles in Karachi is 3...

  • Drivers in Karachi without licence to be ticketed, challaned and not jailed

    KARACHI: Drivers in Karachi caught on roads without a driving licence would only be challaned and ticketed as per the existing law, rules and regulations, according to a statement made by a spokesperson of Sindh police on Wednesday...

    The latest announcement contradicts DIG-Traffic Dr Amir Sheikh's warning last week that traffic police could arrest and jail drivers for up to a month for not having their driving licences...

  • Licence for ferry between Karachi and Port Qasim issued

    KARACHI: The licence for the first ferry service — which will initially run between Karachi and Port Qasim — was issued by the ports and shipping ministry on Monday to Swat Shipping (pvt) Ltd, a subsidiary of the Pakistan National Shipping Corporation (PNSC)...

    He explained that initially the ferry service would operate between Karachi and Port Qasim and if the venture was successful, it would be extended to other regional ports... ...

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