Sindh Police has officially announced the launch of a new computerized driving license system, with an aim to facilitate the citizens and deal with fake driving licenses.
With the help of the new system, driving licenses can be renewed in 15 minutes now, while procuring a new license takes only 40 minutes.
The inauguration of the process was done by Inspector General Sindh, A.D Khawaja, earlier yesterday the Driving License Office – Clifton branch.
Speaking at the inauguration, Khawaja disclosed that the system will be linked with NADRA for verification purposes and it will assist in the National Action Plan’s (NAP) implementation. He added that one-window operation will make the process less hectic for the applicants.
Detailing the issues with the old system, IG Khawaja said,
“People had to wait for a long time.” He discussed further improvements with DIG, and added that he “told [him] to make sure to set performance indicators.”
He also added that the license database will make the job easier for the officials and the license system will be accepted in any part of the world.
According to other police officials, through the mobile application, people can stay up-to-date on their driving licenses. The applicants are also kept updated via text messages.
The mobile application is divided into two sections – Services and News.
The Services section has three categories:
- Verification of licenses.
- Payment of license fee.
- Enquiry of the applications submitted.
- History can be obtained through passport or CNIC number.
- Driving theory details.
- Theory test mock quiz.
- Under the violation charges, citizens can educate themselves on violation codes and their respective fines.
- Citizens can register any complaints, message the authority and share the application.
The News section is dedicated to providing up-to-date information regarding traffic and updates
Home delivery service is also offered, through which the applicant’s address can be verified.