ISLAMABAD - The Islamabad Capital Traffic Police (ICTP) have issued 48,238 fine tickets to road users on charges of using mobile phones and not fastening seat belts while driving on roads, informed a police spokesman on Wednesday.

Of 48,282, he said traffic police officials has issued 13,747 fine tickets to those who were using mobile phones, whereas, 34,491 other motorists were fined for not fastening their seat belts.

Following the directions of Inspector General of Police (IGP) Islamabad, he said that special campaign is underway to check violations while various squads headed by Senior Superintendent of Police (Traffic) Dr. Syed Mustafa Tanweer are performing duties at main roads of the city and taking action against the violators.

During ongoing year, the police spokesman said that action was taken against 34,491 motorists for not fastening seat belts during drive and 13,747 motorists for using mobile during drive.

SSP (Traffic) Dr. Syed Mustafa Tanweer said that campaign is underway to ensure disciplinary traffic system in the city and he also appealed to the citizens to follow rules.

He said that ICTP personnel have been directed to ensure implementation on traffic rules and regulation irrespective of status and rank and demonstrate patience and politeness while issuing traffic violation tickets to the road users. He said that it has been directed to adopt a decent attitude with road users.

The SSP (Traffic) said that ICTP is also ensuring action against other violating traffic rules.

The force issue traffic violation tickets not as a punitive measure but the purpose is to ensure safe road environment in the capital and secure the lives of the people, he maintained.