RAWALPINDI - Traffic police is an important segment of police force, which has also been working for the rule of law. After launching of new warden system, many positive changes had occurred in the city. Traffic wardens are performing their duties with great dedication. These views were expressed by Chief Traffic officer (CTO) Dr Akhtar Abbas while addressing a the press conference on Wednesday held at Race Course in connection with first anniversary of new warden system. Besides others, SP Malik Matloob Awan, DSP (Headquarters) Syed Abid Shah, DSP (Traffic) Malik Gulzar and senior traffic wardens were also present. He said after completion of one year of the new warden system, more than 500,000 road users have been issued tickets on violating traffic rules and collected fine amounting to Rs140 million. He said that the focus of new traffic wardens was to create awareness about traffic rules among the citizens. Some 25,000 people belonging to various walks of life, including civil and military organisations, students were imparted necessary and proper training in this regard, he added. He said besides other responsibilities, the wardens have been given extra duty to offer service to the victims in case of any emergency situation as Punjab Emergency Service (PES) Rescue 1122 service would impart special training course to the wardens as agreement in this connection has been finalised. He directed the wardens to well-behave with the people while performing their duties and their attitude with the people should also be very polite and well-mannered. CTO Dr Akhter Abbas, on the occasion, was given a detailed briefing by Senior Traffic Officer SP Malik Matloob Ahmed Awan about the ongoing IT projects of Traffic Police in Rawalpindi. He said database software in this regard was established in 2004 and website has been launched and the people could register their complaints online which would be resolved within minutes. With the messages of Inspector General of Punjab Police (IGP) Tariq Saleem Dogar, DIG Traffic Muhammad Zahid Mehmood, Regional Police Officer (RPO) Nasir Khan Durrani and City Police Officer (CPO) Rao Muhammad Iqbakl Khan a magazine has also been published by City Traffic Police (CTP) on the completion of one year of the traffic wardens system. With the aim at creating awareness among the public about the importance of this system and to build better image of the wardens in the eyes of public, Traffic Wardens Week has also been kicked off. Observance of traffic warden week was aimed at creating awareness among the public about the importance of the system, and to build better image of the wardens before the public. Convocation The third Convocation ceremony of Foundation University will be held here today at 1000 hour at Foudation University Defence Mall. Federal Minister for Science & Technology, Azam Khan Swati would be the chief guest on the occassion.