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17-01-2019

The police reforms introduced by Khyber Pakhtunkhwa police are being welcomed by the general public
The traffic police reforms introduced by Khyber Pakhtunkhwa police are being welcomed by the general public and termed as per attached expectations of the people and need of the hour.
According to details, traffic is the real “face” of police force and the civilization of any city can be easily gauged from its traffic management and a single traffic sergeant represents the whole force on the road. Likewise, heavy responsibilities devolve on traffic police in formation of a modern society. Keeping these facts in view, Peshawar traffic police is taking steps from time to time for traffic streamlining and improvement of traffic haphazard. It may be recalled that Peshawar, a fast growing metropolitan city amongst many of its other challenges, is also faced with an acute problem of traffic congestion. Peshawar also faces the burden of both domestic and international traffic for Afghanistan. It was in this backdrop that Peshawar traffic police revamped the existing traffic management system and introduced a fresh traffic warden system. The new traffic warden system is predicated on the principle of public facilitation and transparent enforcement. The facilitation and awareness features include a mobile traffic workshop unit, accident recovery unit for recurring and providing relief to injured, damaged and accident vehicle.
On the 2nd phase, traffic warden system was introduced in Abbottabad. An average of 8 thousands vehicles are plying in Abbottabad on daily basis while in summer season great traffic rush is being observed as the tourists thronged to the area in large number to beat the sizzling heat. Keeping this in view, traffic warden system was launched in Abbottabad. After roaring success of Peshawar and Abbottabad traffic warden system, it was introduced in Kohat. Thousands of vehicles are plying in Kohat and similar number are heading towards southern districts and other parts of the country via Kohat on daily basis. Moreover, Kohat is also becoming fast growing hub of commercial and trade activities. These and other factors necessitated the launching of traffic warden system in Kohat. Likewise, for the first time in the history of Pakistan, traffic police issued driving license to transgender person and minority so as to enable them to play their due positive role in prosperity and development of the country. This step on the part of traffic police was widely welcomed by every segment of the society. While in the next phase driving license issuing would be extended to the newly merged districts of former tribal areas.
In order to further polish the hidden capabilities of traffic officials, a traffic management school has been established at Kohat in which so far 349 jawans were imparted necessary training regarding traffic laws in 4 courses conducted in the school. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa police license branch issued 427871 computerized driving licenses in the just concluded year of 2018. Elected representatives i.e, Senators, MNAs, MPAs federal and provincial ministers and government officers were also fined on traffic violations