17,249 vehicles with tinted glasses fined in ongoing campaign

Citizens appealed not to use tinted glasses and follow traffic rules to ensure a safe road environment

DNA May 31, 2021
CTO Yousaf Ali Shahid says vehicles with tinted glasses will not be allowed in the city. PHOTO: FILE


The Islamabad Traffic Police (ITP) fined 17,249 vehicles with tinted glasses during an ongoing campaign while special squads have been constituted for effective action against such vehicles, a spokesperson said on Sunday.

Senior Superintendent of Police (Traffic) Farrukh Rasheed has appealed the citizens to avoid using tinted glasses and follow traffic rules to ensure a safe road environment in the city and directed to take strict action against the owners of tinted glass vehicles as per law.

The SSP ordered to check every violation and issue violation ticket to each violator. The elimination of VIP culture and equal application of law are our main objectives which would be achieved at every cost, he maintained.

Rasheed further directed his staff to continue the awareness campaign and inculcate traffic sense among the road users along with ensuring the enforcement of law. He also stressed the need to bridge the gap between police and public through maintaining a polite attitude and by demonstrating a sense of responsibility.

The SSP also said that this campaign will continue in the coming days to curb the violation effectively. He added that zonal in-charges would be solely responsible if any vehicle with tinted glasses was found on roads. Rasheed directed officials of police squads to accelerate action against such vehicles and assured that he would review the performance himself on a regular basis in this regard. DNA


Published in The Express Tribune, May 31st, 2021.