As per recent reports by media, the government of Sindh has decided to re-open several driving license branches across Sindh, following a significant decline in the number of new coronavirus patients per day. The branches had to shut down their operations mid-March to mitigate the spread of the virus across the region, as Sindh was one of the hardest-hit regions in Pakistan.
It should be noted, however, that the branches shall only be issuing learner’s permits, renewing expired licenses and offering international driving permits. New licenses shall not be issued as of yet. Furthermore, for learner’s permits and international driver’s licenses, the token has to be procured by the applicants a day prior.
The applicants shall also be requested to have their body temperatures checked at the entrance of the branch and they will now be allowed to enter the premises without masks and gloves. The officials state that these measures are all to avoid the resurgence of the coronavirus. They further ensured that these measures shall be followed strictly to ensure the safety of the staff and the applicants.
Sindh was one of the hot-spots where the coronavirus wreaked havoc, killing 2,224 people out of a countrywide total of 5,999. In the interest of ensuring the convenience and safety of the people, the Sindh government had digitized a number of operations related issuance of driver’s licenses and vehicle registrations.