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Motorways Police devise strategy to curb accidents:DIG Rai Altaf

Lahore:National Highways and Motorway PoliceN-5 Central zone have devised special strategy to curb the tendency of accidents on highways during the timings of ‘Aftari’ in the holy month of Ramazan.

DIG N-5 Central Rai Altaf Hussain has directed all beat commanders/DSPs and Admin officers to remain on highway one hour before “Aftari” because at this time most of the drivers indulge in over speeding and reckless driving. The officers have been asked to check over speeding vehicles through speed checking cameras to prevent any untoward incident. During night, special Crime Squads will be deployed in all the sectors from Lahore to Rahim Yar Khan and all the beat commanders will ensure more vigilant and effective patrolling in their area of jurisdiction. All the beat commanders have been asked to arrange ‘Sehri’ and ‘Aftari’ for the officers on duty.

The officers have further been directed to extend prompt and meaningful help to the road users in distress. The patrolling officers have been especially asked to observe maximum tolerance with the commuters as they tend to loose temper near ‘Aftari’ hours. A meeting was also held with the heads of different transport unions. They were asked to brief their drivers not to involve in rash driving during ‘Aftari’ hours and avoid overloading of passengers. They were further asked to deploy trained security guards and pick and drop the passengers from specified places only after complete search of passengers and their luggage.

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