Plaque-unveiling ceremony of Sindh’s first road safety institute was held in Karachi on 16-07-2014
The plaque-unveiling ceremony of Sindh’s first road safety institute was held in Karachi on July 16, 2014. The institute, which will include a driver’s training institute, is being built at the Super Highway and Northern bypass loop – around 10 kilometers from Sohrab Goth. The unveiling was performed by Inspector General, NH&MP, Zulfiqar Ahmad Cheema. The institute will be the country’s second such establishment. It is being set up in collaboration with the Fleet Operators Association of Pakistan under the public – private partnership mode and is expected to be completed in next four months. The first institute was inaugurated by the then President, Asif Ali Zardari, in Islamabad in 2012. Once the institute is established, it will be mandatory for all private and government institutes to ensure that their drivers are registered with it. A Drivers Licensing Authority will also be established at the institute for issuing driving licenses to the people of Sindh. Drivers will undergo both theoretical and practical exams and only deserving candidates would get the licenses.