LAHORE: Driving licensing structure is being changed and department is creating awareness about traffic rules and regulation amongst the youth in one of those countries where accidents ratio is very high, Chief Traffic Officer (CTO) Lahore Muntazer Mahdi has said.
Speaking at meeting at Lahore Chamber of Commerce & Industry here, he said that City Traffic Police is putting in its best efforts to keep traffic on the move. On the occasion, LCCI President Mian Tariq Misbah and Vice President Tahir Manzoor Chaudhry highlighted the traffic-related issues being faced by the business community while former IG Police Ghalib Bandasha, Convener LCCI Standing Committee on Traffic Police Liaison Khamis Saeed Butt and writer of a book on traffic rules Asif Javed Khawaja also spoke.
He said that Traffic Police Department is providing necessary assistance to the government for the removal of encroachments which are the biggest hurdle in the flow of traffic.
LCCI President Mian Tariq Misbah said that the Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry will continue to provide maximum help to the traffic police in the larger interests of the trade and industry. He said that smooth flow of traffic not only cuts cost of doing business but ensures on-time delivery of goods at their destination.
The LCCI President said that keeping the flow of traffic is a Herculean task but the traffic police are managing it in such a nice manner that every segment of society is appreciating them. They said that the liaison between police and the business community is a must and the LCCI was always giving a special focus to enhance the liaison with police.
The LCCI Vice President Tahir Manzoor Chaudhry said that the traffic police role is very vital in the sense that a disciplined traffic flow gives a picture of whole society on the one hand while on the other hand it plays its role in economic turnaround by cutting transportation time of goods carriers.
Khamis Saeed Butt, the Convener LCCI Standing Committee on Traffic Police Liaison, paid rich tributes to traffic police for having consistent liaison with trading community.
At the end, LCCI President Mian Tariq Misbah and Vice President Tahir Manzoor Chaudhry presented a shield to the CTO while writer of a book on traffic rules and regulations Asif Javed Khawaja presented his book to the CTO and LCCI office-bearers.