LAHORE (APP): The Punjab government has started work on a new project for eliminating terrorism from the province in accordance with the instructions of Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif.
Senior Member Special Monitoring Unit Law & Order, Salman Sufi said that the Punjab government had evolved a comprehensive plan for elimination of fake number plates helping in assisting terrorism. Special Monitoring Unit Chief Minister's Office and Excise & Taxation department had launched a programme "Transport Facility Programme" which included dealer registration of vehicles, purchase of coordinated transportation system, RFID technology and vanity plates, he added.
He said that these plans would not only bring innovation in existing system but also stop un-registered vehicles to come on roads and give access to law enforcement agencies to the relevant material in a limited time period. Therefore, keeping in view the recommendations of special monitoring unit, Excise & Taxation department had issued Provincial Motor Vehicle Ordinance with the consent of Governor Punjab, under which, it would be compulsory for vehicle owners to fix approved number plates at their vehicles, he added.
Salman Sufi said that maximum of one year and minimum of seven days imprisonment besides a fine of Rs 15,000 to Rs 100,000 would be imposed to those making fake number plates, maximum of two years and minimum of 15 days imprisonment and a fine from Rs 30,000 to Rs 100,000 would be imposed in case of damaging the patch.
It is worth mentioning that transport facility programme is another people-friendly project of Khadim-e-Aala Punjab, which will not only help eliminate bogus number plates but Punjab will also be made safer for citizens and crime-free province.