Khurrum Sher Zaman submits motion against street racing

Demands crackdown against illegal activity


Our Correspondent December 06, 2017
PTI MPA Khurrum Sher Zaman. PHOTO: FILE

KARACHI: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) MPA Khurrum Sher Zaman submitted on Tuesday a motion in the Sindh Assembly secretariat urging the provincial government authorities and police to take action against street racing.

"This menace is playing havoc with the lives of youngsters," Zaman said, referring to street racing at Seaview which has become a routine activity in recent years.

Both motorcycles and automobiles are involved in racing on public roads in Defence, leading to deaths.  "In a recent incident on Sunday, another teenager who was hardly18 years old lost his life," the PTI MPA said, adding that the slackness shown by the concerned authorities to address this issue has encouraged racers to continue with their precarious occupation and thrust their cars past the 100 miles per hour mark.

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The MPA demanded that the home minister order a crackdown against illegal street racing or resign.

"If the government is unwilling to control street racing, it should provide an alternative area where racing doesn't harm lives and properties," Zaman said, adding that in such cases, the drivers should be required to have proper safety equipment and certification.

Zaman said that by regulation of racing and designating a proper venue, the roads would become safe for both pedestrians and motorists.

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