Secretary Communications, Khalid Masood Chaudhary, visited the NH&MP Headquarters
The Secretary Communications Khalid Masood Chaudhary lauded the performance of NH&MP and said that Motorway Police is serving the nation with high standards of professionalism. He said that National Highways and Motorway Police is performing a commendable job in reducing risks to road users and this is well demonstrated by the fact that its jurisdiction continues to expand day by day. The Secretary Communications said that establishment of standardized driving training schools at district level in the country by NH&MP is a right step towards meeting the future challenges of CPEC. This would also facilitate in reducing the accidents on highways & motorways. He was addressing the briefing session organized by the NH&MP at its Headquarters Islamabad. He said that the shortage of manpower and patrolling vehicles would be provided at the earliest.
The Inspector General National Highways & Motorway Police said that NH&MP has attained the status of the premier and lead traffic regulation and enforcement agency in Pakistan. By sticking to its core values of honesty, courtesy and help, NH&MP has won hearts of the public. He said that NH&MP has reduced the gap between police and public. Now People look towards us as matter of pride which is a great satisfaction for us. He added that NH&MP Driving Licensing system would get ISO- 17024 soon which would also attain the international status. The Secretary Communications was informed that NH&MP is patrolling on 2898 KM area which includes 679 KM of Motorways and 2219 KM Highways. He was informed that Motorway Police is facing shortage of Patrolling vehicles and shortage of manpower. He was also informed that Motorway Police is managing enforcement at Murree Express way, Faisalabad Gojra and Multan Khanewal sections of M-4, Lyari Express way and Northern By-Pass Karachi from existing resources. The Secretary Communications promised to meet all these shortage at the earliest. The Secretary was informed that NH&MP has setup Road Safety Training Institutes at district level in the country to impart standardize driving training to the people, which would also meet the future challenges of CPEC. The Secretary was also informed that refresher courses have also been organized for the drivers of heavy vehicles all over the country. The Secretary was informed that the E-Ticketing system has been launched at Motorways which would be extended at all Highways, shortly. The IG, NH&MP presented a shield to the Secretary Communications Khalid Masood Chaudhary.