Lahore: Overloading is cancer for national roads and is enormously perilous for national financial system as well. The National Highways & Motorway Police appealed to Goods Transport to lend a hand with Motorway Police to combat overloading as no over loading would be allowed on motorways & highways said SSP Inam ur Rehman Malik during his speech in a seminar on“Road Safety” held by National Highways and Motorway Police N-5 Central Sector-III, Rahim Yar Khan on the direction of DIG Rai Altaf Hussain. In this seminar as per the traditions of NH&MP chief guest of Seminar is Father of Motorway Police Martyred Police Officer JPO Abdul Samad besides representatives of Transport Authorities, members of Civil society, media persons and people from all walks of life participated in the Seminar.
The Sector Commander Inam ur Rehman Malik said more than one million people die in road accidents every year around the world and road accident losses are equivalent to three percent of GDP in most of the countries but emotional lose of deaths in accidents cannot be measured on any scale .
SSP Inam ur Rehman Malik further said that over loading of HTVs are destroying our precious asset in the form of roads and NH&MP has launched special campaign to off load extra weight. He asked the representatives of Transport Unions to cooperate with NH&MP in curbing the negative trend of overloading. The Sector Commander further said that NH&MP contributed a lot in creating road safety awareness by establishment of guidance centers, 130 Helpline, Mobile Education Units, First aid services, Lost and Found Children, Road Safety Institute etc.
He also stressed the need of maintaining lane discipline on our national highways for smooth flow of traffic. It was also said that unfit, altered and modified vehicles without the approval of competent authorities would not be allowed to travel on national highways. He further said that most of the vehicles on the roads are not fit for driving and implementation of Vehicle Fitness System is necessary for road safety.