Lahore: On the directions of Inspector General National Highways & Motorway Police Zulfiqar Ahmad Cheema N-5 central zone launched a comprehensive campaign against overloading in which so far 11,580 vehicle have been impounded and off loaded to permissible per axle weight under National Highway Safety Ordinance 2000 beside imposing heavy fine to 73,319 vehicles besides road safety briefing to 2,03,514 drivers. This is said by DIG Bashir Ahmed Memon while inspecting of ongoing campaign against overloading. The SSP MuhammAd InkAsar Khan was also present on the occasion.
DIG Bashir Ahmed Memon expressed his satisfaction upon the progress of the campaign and directed the officers to continue their hard work for considerable reduction in the ratio of overloading. The officers have been asked to adopt zero tolerance policy against overloading in order to save the national asset in the form of national highways. DIG Bashir Ahmed Memon said economic growth demands an adequate transport infrastructure but overloaded vehicles, especially freight vehicles, were damaging our roads, impacting negatively on economic growth of the country.
DIG Bashir Ahmed Memon directed the officers to make all out efforts to make this campaign successful as damage to roads owing to overloading leads to higher maintenance and repair costs and shortens life of a road which burdens the state and law-abiding commuters who ultimately pay its cost.