LAHORE - Inspector General of the National Highways and Motorway Police (NHMP) Zulfiqar Ahmad Cheema has ordered strict enforcement on lane discipline, helmet, and seat-belt for the motorists during the upcoming three months at the highways. He also ordered the police to ensure the presence of two drivers in long-distance (PSV) vehicles for the safety of commuters.
According to a police spokesman, he issued these instructions while chairing a monthly meeting of Operational Officers on Monday. While addressing the officers through video link at Islamabad, Lahore, Karachi, Sukkur, Multan and Quetta simultaneously, the police chief showed satisfaction on the decrease in road accidents ratio during the last six months on highways and motorways. The IG also ordered the DIG (Training) to start courses on “Public Dealings” in the NHMP Training College. The meeting was attended by all zonal DIGs and Sector SSPs of remote formation around the country through video link. The Inspector General examined operational affairs of each sector in detail and passed suitable directions.
The Inspector General made it clear that fastening seat-belt while driving and wearing helmet while riding motorcycles would be mandatory for all road users. The meeting also decided to enhance the welfare packages of the officers. The annual performance was discussed in the operational meeting. Meanwhile, Inspector General Zulfiqar Ahmad Cheema thanked the management of Higher Education Commission for their assistance in holding video conference.