Govt to Introduce New Stricter Traffic Rules in Islamabad from Next Month

The federal government has decided to revamp traffic rules for Islamabad to bring the city’s traffic system on par with international standards.

Interior Minister Brig (R) Ijaz Ahmed Shah approved the new traffic policy in a meeting held at the ministry’s office, on Thursday.

He tasked Islamabad Traffic Police and local administration to implement the same till September 30.

The minister directed two of his additional secretaries to hold meetings with the chief commissioner and ICT chief to devise an implementation strategy.

The meeting also decided to run an awareness campaign on media in this regard.

Some of the highlights of the new traffic policy are as under:

  • Smoking while driving will now be considered as a traffic violation, and violators will be fined.
  • Those served three or more tickets will get their driving license canceled.
  • Both front seaters will be obligated to fasten seat belts.
  • There will be a complete ban on driving without a license.

The minister also highlighted that some traffic police officers were found absent from their duties during peak hours. He warned of strict actions if such complaints were received in the future.


  • I’ve driven in Australia for about 3 years and I would say apart from no smoking while driving, all of these other are implemented strictly back there.
    Hopefully, Islamabad can have the same driving rules soon.

    By the way, as far as the cancellation of the license is related, what happens there is that your license carries 12 points on it. Every traffic violation you make deducts those points off your license. For instance, not stopping on a stop sign would see you with a penalty ticket along with 3 points deducted from your license; similarly, in case of driving 30kmh above the speed limit would deduct 6 points off your license.

    Once you lose all those 12 points, your license is canceled for three years.

    Hope this sort of mechanism can be developed.

  • We urge the government to impose fines if drivers violate traffic signals like in other countries. Signal violations are very common in Pakistan even in it’s capital Islamabad.

  • For Proper implementation,
    No Fancy Number Plates without any exception
    The cameras shall pick vehicle number plates of Twin cities
    Every new vehicle to get registered within Six months
    Rule shall come .that 0.2 percent of market value shall be the fine for Driving without registration

    No AFR 019, APF 019, shall be tolerated

  • Traffic Police and local administration to implement the same till September 30.

    Some of the highlights of the new traffic policy are as under:

    1) Smoking while driving will now be considered as a traffic violation, and violators will be fined.
    2) Those served three or more tickets will get their driving license canceled.
    3) Both front seaters will be obligated to fasten seat belts.


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