Strict action ordered against illegal parking mafia

 KARACHI: Karachi Traffic Police personnel should take strict action against the elements running illegal parking and charging extra money in legalised parking. Additional IGP Karachi/Traffic Ghulam Qadir Thebo observing a large number of illegal parking have sprung-up in various areas of Karachi especially in old areas was not only causing hurdle in the smooth flow of traffic blocking the pavements of main thoroughfares besides it was also a liability on the revenue source of the government. He issued directives the elements, running such illegal parking need to be booked under relevant laws and challanned before the concerned court. Apart from action against illegal parking, those elements should also be taken to task, charging extra amount from the motorists at legalised parking areas in the city. They are fleecing the people and bringing a bad name for the governmnet agencies that have to monitor the working of these licensed parking. No leniency should be shown while prosecuting these elements either involved in running illegal parking or charging more money from the general public at scheduled parking lots, he maintained. Since Eid-ul-Fitar is fast approaching, rush of people will increase around shopping centres and commercial markets and this situation is likely to result worst traffic jam around such places. In order to avoid the expected traffic jam during Eid shopping days, the local police should make elaborate arrangements around shopping centres and commercial markets with the coordination of traffic police so that people could be saved from being stuck-up in traffic jams.

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