In a cautious move to avoid an area-specific outbreak of COVID-19, the Rawalpindi City Traffic Police has made the announcement that the driver’s license issuance and renewal have been suspended for the next 2 months.
While talking to the media, Chief Traffic Officer (CTO), Mazhar Iqbal, informed that “It is a national emergency, therefore, the issuance of all kinds of driving licenses has been suspended. All driving licenses with an expiry date between the suspension period will be facilitated by the traffic police when the two-month closure of service will end.”
The CTO instructed the staff to disinfect the entire premises of the traffic police headquarters and other traffic police posts as well. The media report added that the police personnel have been given strict orders by the CTO to wear masks, maintain social distance, and follow all COVID-19 related SOPs.
The CTO added that the department appreciates the loyalty of the police personnel to the cause of serving the public, even during the deadly pandemic and harsh weather conditions. He added that, in case of medical distress or emergency, the police force will be given all necessary support from the organization.