Khattak approves special allowances for K-P traffic wardens

Their allowances will be as high as Rs10,000 for gazetted officers

Our Correspondent February 17, 2017
A file photo of a traffic police officer. PHOTO: EPA/FILE


Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Pervez Khattak, in light of a letter sent by the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa IG, has approved special allowances for the province’s traffic wardens, similar to the ones given to the motorway police.

Khattak had announced an allowance for the traffic wardens on the pattern of National Highways and Motorway police at the launch ceremony of the Peshawar traffic warden initiative in 2015. The K-P CM had directed IG Nasir Khan to send a summary, which was sent to Khattak on March 11, 2015.

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Durrani sent another letter on February 11, 2016 in which all details on the allowance for the 1,867 traffic wardens in K-P was worked out.

The IGP wrote another letter to Khattak on February 8 this year, requesting that the CM finalise the longstanding issue within a week so that the incentives could come to fruition.

Following the letter, the CM finally approved the additional allowances. According to the summary, lower subordinates will get a fixed allowance of Rs5,000, upper subordinates Rs7,000 and gazetted officers will get Rs10,000 per month.