The Islamabad Traffic Police (ITP) has introduced new traffic regulations to bring the standards closer to the international level.
In the latest development, Hamza Shafqaat, the District Magistrate Islamabad, has imposed a section 144 ban on the installation, sales and purchase of High-Intensity Discharge(HID) lights in cars.
The notice was issued on Thursday night, which can be seen below.
The SSP Islamabad Traffic Police tweeted confirmation of this step and said they would start taking action from today.
The notification points to the fact that HID lights are a menace which causes problems for incoming traffic and have led to fatal accidents.
It has also been noticed that at times the HID lights installed are cheap in nature and can cause short-circuiting which leads to the vehicle catching fire. Several similar incidents happened a couple of years ago and the mystery could not be solved until the manufacturers discovered that the actual issue was custom installation of HID lights.