Motorway Police Taken Unique Initiative to Train HTV Drivers for the First Time on the Basis Of Public / Private Partnership


MoU ceremony has been organized between National Highways & Motorway Police and Total PARCO Pakistan Limited for establishing HTV driving training facility  in Islamabad. National Highway & Motorway Police (NH&MP) has signed an MOU with Total PARCO Pakistan Limited (TPPL) which would provide training opportunities to TPPL’s transporters’ drivers  and also assist in providing guidance in various training curriculum development. Muhammad Junaid Anwar Chaudhary, Minister of State for Communications, His Excellency Mr. MARC BARETY, French Ambassador to Pakistan, Dr. Syed Kaleem Imam, Inspector General, National Highway and Motorway Police,  Ishfaq Ahmed, DIG (HQ), Ghulam Rasual Zahid, DIG (O&E), Khalid Mehmood, Commandant NH&MP Training College DIG, Mujeeb ur Rehman, AIG NH&MP,  CEO TOTAL PARCO Olivier Sabrie, Head of Terminal Operations & Logistics TPPL Nawed Tanwir Abbasi, VP HSEQ TPPL Hassan Nasrullah, VP Operations TPPL Rene Pierre Raffalli, also graced the ceremony by their presence. While addressing the signing ceremony Minister of State for Communications, Muhammad Junaid Anwar Chaudhary  said that National Highways & Motorway Police has taken a unique initiative to train HTV drivers for the first time on the basis of Public / private partnership with TOTAL PARCO on such a productive inception. He said that more than 90% transportation of cargo and passengers in Pakistan is made through road and Highways. He said over the year increased number of buildup areas around roads and Highways as well as increased traffic has made it crying need of the hour to impart quality and standard training to the HTV drivers. He said this joint training venture shall not only educate HTV drivers but also reduce the accident’s ratio in Pakistan. This venture will augment the efforts and initiative of NH&MP to provide good drivers for future CPEC routes across the country.  He said this agreement shall fulfill its future goals and targets. On this occasion Minister of State for Communications assure that Ministry of Communications shall support this noble cause of spreading awareness and education for safer road in Pakistan.    Mr. Olivier Sabrie shared Total’s experiences of successful handling of training schools in various countries and the intent of extending similar initiatives and benefits in Pakistan. He termed this initiative as one of the most beneficial mutual arrangement of safe transportation operations bearing in mind the existing driving conditions, road infrastructure and driving behaviors and a need for continuous improvement of the road transportation environment by all stakeholders.  Mr. Sabrie appreciated the role of Driver’s training undertaken by NH&MP and its leadership-specially Mr. Khalid Mehmood, Commandant NH&MP Training Colleges and endorsed TPPL’s confidence in their capabilities and also announced that TPPL will soon be  importing & installing a heavy vehicle truck simulator at the training facility in Sheikhupura. This facility will be used not only by the drivers attending the training on behalf of TPPL but would also be available for any  student coming to this facility to learn heavy vehicle driving. “We see this partnership as a small gesture of our contribution to the industry, the department, the country and the people of Pakistan”, he re-affirmed. IG, NH&MP Dr. Syed Kaleem Imam said on this occasion  that National Highways & Motorway Police takes strategic steps like personal briefing of the drivers, organizing road safety seminars and road safety walks to reduce the rate of road traffic accidents. Furthermore, he appreciate the DIG Kahlid Mehmood commandant training college Sheikhupura and the efforts of his team in this regard. At the end of the ceremony souvenirs presented to the honorable guests