A new driving licence branch has been inaugurated in Clifton, Karachi on Wednesday. The Saleem Vahidy auditorium as well as the license branch were inaugurated by IG Sindh Police Allah Dino Khawaja.
During the inauguration ceremony, an agreement was signed between National Bank of Pakistan (NBP), National Database and Registration Authority and the government, which will ensure fee submission of the driving licences, licence shipments to drivers and software upgradation with courier companies.
The ceremony was attended by representatives of Jazz Cash, Sindh police and NBP. The IG Police, President NBP Saeed Ahmad and Head of Business Services Division of Jazz Faisal Sattar were all present at the event.
You can get a learner’s license in less than 5 minutes – IG Sindh Police
Together, Jazzcash and NBP will facilitate in the payment of driving license fees across Sindh. Drivers, who apply for their new learning license or those applying for license renewal, will now be able to pay their fees through their Jazzcash mobile accounts or agents. Previously, the payment was handled by Pakistan Post.
DIG Mazhar Nawaz Shaikh told that the new license branch will put an end to the agent mafia which were operating at different license branches and will help in controlling fake licenses.
Jazzcash and NBP will facilitate in the payment of driving license fees across Sindh.
IG Police added that drivers will no longer have to go through lengthy documentation processes and the whole system is now digital. This will also ensure that agent mafia can no longer operate and people seeking learner licenses will get it directly on their national identity cards.
He also informed the media that this service will be expanded to other cities of the province.
Fake driver licenses to be curbed
The new Clifton branch will enable drivers to get a learners license in less than 5 minutes while normal driving licenses will take around 45 minutes.
Khawaja also told that mobile licensing has been introduced at public places such as schools, colleges, shopping plazas and parks.