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Punjab Bans Qingqi Rickshaws Giving Owners 30-Day Deadline

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The caretaker provincial government of Punjab has taken strict action against Qingqi rickshaws. As per details, rickshaws have been banned across Punjab, including Lahore.

The Caretaker Provincial Minister of Punjab for Transport, Livestock, and Mines & Minerals, Ibrahim Hassan Murad, stated that the government had issued a warning of 30 days to the owners of rickshaws.

He added that following the completion of the 30-day warning period, the provincial authorities will start a crackdown, including against those illegally producing motorcycle and loader rickshaws.

Additionally, it has been decided to ban all the rickshaws in major cities that didn’t get approval from the transport department. The government plans to launch a crackdown in small cities and rural areas in the next phase.

Earlier, Chief Secretary Punjab, Zahid Akhtar Zaman, had announced to ban on the manufacturing and sale of new Qingqis rickshaws. It should be noted that caretaker CM Punjab had announced a 30-day free registration period for Qingqi rickshaws.

He stated that 95% of rickshaws across Punjab are unregistered, and without any fitness certificate, contributing to environmental pollution.


  • I’ve had only two driving accidents in my lifetime. Both times I was struck by a rickshaw. If this ban stays, then good riddance.

  • Shame on the government. Robbing the poor of their livelihood without giving a decent alternative.

    Also these Qinchis grew rapidly due to governments failure. They failed to ensure the regulatory requirements, during its manufacture and sale, and now they are hitting the poor with high sounding laws.

    Shame on the government once again

    • اعلان کے مطابق عمل درآمد کیا جائے تو یہ ایک اچھا فیصلہ ہے

    • Care taker govt is much better than your voted govt who was sleeping at that time. Hosh Kay nakhun lo

  • They should also learn that this is one of the only means of transport our people have or else they should launch buses from every stop to stop cuz these qingqis provide you a transport service for as low as 30 rs or otherwise we have to opt for bykea which will cost us way more but they won’t do anything about the alternate just want to impose ban on things as always

    • اعلان کے مطابق عمل درآمد کیا جائے تو یہ ایک اچھا فیصلہ

  • Govt. Should provide the alternative way of earning for those, who are earning form that rickshaws, first govt. Need to strong there economy, then do that thing, it’s good to ban, but we have to look for our peoples who have no other source of earning except rickshaw

    • Yes u ar right. Poor people run these rikshaw. So if there is no alternative then inflation rate may be increase… Gov should favor these people……

      • اعلان کے مطابق عمل درآمد کیا جائے تو یہ ایک اچھا فیصلہ

    • Hello read the article carefully don’t get deceived by misleading headline. Ban will be on unregistered chinchi rickshaws not registered ones after 30 days.

  • These rakshaw drivers lack bacic human ethics to.talk and drive.
    Ban is an excelent decision and only people with basic human ethics and driving skills should be allow to drive

    • Just came out of your comfort zone and think about those who don’t have any sources to earn money and not all drivers lack ethics it’s a problem of all Pakistani people it can’t be repaired over a night your stomach and my stomach and our families stomach is full that’s why we can feel about what poor people is suffering from…

  • Good step if it is implemented as stated. Govt should push every person (rich or poor) to abide by the rules n regulations so there is no harm if Govt is asking them to get registered with transport department.

    • اعلان کے مطابق عمل درآمد کیا جائے تو یہ ایک اچھا فیصلہ

  • First of all government should have to make better policies regarding Rikshaw industry, after that transport department have to implement that policies , there must be check on them, and also establish good fitness testing laboratory . Otherwise government has no right’s to take such decisions which directly hits people bread and butter .

  • Well in my opinion, puting ban on rickshawas is a good and necessary step to protect our citizen and the environment but on the other hand Govt must provide suitable alternative to the rickshawa drivers.

  • Its good decision of the punjab govt but you have provide alternative transport system and give the reasonable time at least 6 month to be provided to arrange alternative amicably.

  • Qanoon bnay na k GAreeb ki rotti b cheey Ajeeb kanjar log mill gy is mulak ko
    sharam naam ki chees ni
    Band krne ki bjay un ko qanoon k under ni laana bus bakwaas sun lein in se

  • Govt should provide them rickshaws in replacement r taking back qingqi from the poors.. also register the rickshaws under strict law or rules .. driving licence should b checked properly

  • Alternate solution of this ban where,s unemployed drivers go and what do while already unemployment at peek level,no industry running,interest rate high,no business run smoothly, inflation rate high while earnings at low level so better to manage it properly before banning

  • اعلان کے مطابق عمل درآمد کیا جائے تو یہ ایک اچھا فیصلہ ہے

  • It’s a very good decision unless government should provide alternative way of earning for the daily wages, the decision can also reduce pollution issues. The government should take positive measure and provide electric rickshaw on easy installment.

  • The license should be compulsory and the rickshaw pullers should also be distinguished. Most of the accidents are due to the fault of the rickshaw pullers. There should be a class every month for some days so that these people have no sense.

  • Ban on all kind of air and noise polluting vehicles should be rather must be implemented. Indiscreetly ban vehicles wether they are personal, public or govt. It will surely improve the envmt

  • These are a cause of not only air but also noise pollution. It is a good decision and should be enforced strictly.

  • اگر آپ غریب ہیں، تو ہوشیار رہیں، قوانین صرف آپ پر لاگو ہوتے ہیں۔

  • What are the alternative plans with the Govt. Because the owner and driver of qinchis will lose their jobs and livelihoods and the local passengers will find difficult to move in the cities.

  • لاہور کی سڑکوں پر زیادہ تر ایکسیڈنٹ چنگچی رکشوں کی وجہ سے ہوتے ہیں اور زیادہ تر کم عمر کے بچے یہ رکشے چلاتے ہیں۔ اگر انکو بین کیا جائے تو یہ ایک اچھا اقدام ہوگا لیکن اسکے ساتھ ساتھ پبلک کو اسکے متبادل ٹرانسپورٹ بھی مہیا کی جانی چاہئے

  • Unfortunately due to lack of employment mostly poor people are doing this job. Without plan ban on qingqi rickshaw will have negative effect on society. These people will do robbery and crest lawlessness. Govt should devise some plan may be run classes and training of these rickshaw drivers to create some traffic sense. Banning on rickshaw is not solution.

  • You need to giving a news in news channel headlines then everybody knows then they will registerd

  • Good decision taken by chief secretary punjab, but they also have to ban those vehicle which are producing more toxic gasses to make our environment clean for having a fresh breath to ensure better health ❤️

  • I agreed 100% with Government of Punjab, if it is not politicised. I will appreciate if implemented according to stated

  • I like this idea beacuse there Is too much pollution of rickshaws that cause coughings and other eye infections so as per government decision

    it is so good decision to overcome pollution ❤…….

  • rickshaw ly K inko taxi do asani pyda kro govt sakeem Bny Thailand mein log Revo py sabzi bychty hein Yahan awam ko rickshaw nae ghurbat di hai

  • Let’s be honest and not get driven by emotions. This is a good step of Punjab Govt. These chingchi’s have become a nuisance on the Lahore roads. I have seen 12-14 years old driving chingchis recklessly on the roads. The critics should go and see how the block 90% of roads by illegal parking at Thokar, Mansoora, Awan Town. Scheme Mor, Chowk Yateem Khana etc. They have no driving sense. You can see them violating one way rules and no one cares. Soon I plan to upload videos to prove my point.

    I would earnestly request CM Punjab not to withdraw the ban. If the courts strike down the ban, Pjb Govt should challenge it on superior courts. This is matter of safeguarding public health and environmental pollution.

  • Thanks God! These jahil ppl have made lahore the most polluted city in the world. Good decision by the government to protect everyone’s health and life.

  • 90% awaam yaha jahil log hain comments kar rhen, English parh li hoti to ye haal na hota is Qoum ka, the government is saying Banning Unregistered rickshaws, not all rickshaws fir bhi sab comments kar rhy ky provide alternative jahil log

    • Is there any single registered chingwue rickshaw on lahore roads? Why govt. has not registered these rikshaws in past? If there will be ban it will be on these chingwue rikshaws. If I argue that Pakistan is in crisis ban use of cars, how you will react? Chingwue are providing means of earning for a big number of people.

  • Please think how many people are earning their lively hood from Chinqgi rickshaw and how many people are provided transport services by these poor man transport. Please do improve things but don’t create disturbance in the name of improvement. What is alternate program with the Care Taker Govt. for chi glue rickshaw drivers and public for transportation. I am sure govt. does not have even any statistic about the number of chingwue on road. I advise care Taker Admistation not to create law and order issue for post 8 February govt.


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