RAWALPINDI – Chief Traffic Officer (CTO) Superintendent Police (SP) Syed Ishtiaq Hussain Shah has said that all traffic issues can be resolved by observing traffic rules which are for the safety and protection of the road users.

He said civilised nations always observe traffic rules. The citizens should have knowledge about road safety and traffic rules that must be observed on roads. Chief Traffic Officer said that traffic load on the city roads is increasing day by day as a large number of new vehicles are being registered in the city.

In order to help motorists and provide facilities to the road users, traffic wardens are performing their duties with dedication and hard work.

He urged the public to play their due role for smooth flow of traffic. People should cooperate with traffic police so that problems like traffic jam could be avoided, he said adding, traffic rules are for the interest and benefit of the public that must be observed.

Traffic signals should not be violated as such violation with negligent driving may lead to fatal accidents.

Use of mobile phone must be avoided while driving on road as the practice may divert the attention of the drivers. One should take care when traveling on road and hurdles should not be created for the road traffic, he said.

Chief Traffic Officer said that traffic wardens are responsible for ensuring a smooth flow of traffic and checking wrong parking, which is a major cause of traffic jams. He said that the traffic police was also disseminating information on various roads and traffic signals in order to educate citizens about traffic rules, signals and the damages caused by traffic violations.

Meanwhile, Rawalpindi Police in its ongoing drive against anti-social elements on Saturday arrested 14 accused for their alleged involvement in carrying illegal weapons, drugs and liquor.

 from different localities.

Police recovered 3180 grams charras, five bottles of liquor, three short guns with three rounds, one stolen motorcycle and one stolen Honda car from the possession of Babar, Farhan, Junaid, Ramazan, Sohail, Akhlaq, Faisal, Saleem, Amir, Gul Nawaz, Asad, Majid, Riasat, and Zaheer.

Meanwhile, Saddar Wah police on tip off raided and arrested two persons namely Majid and Sohaib who were under the influence of alcohol. RA Bazaar police recovered a stolen motorcycle from the custody of Majid and Riasat while Saddar Wah police sent behind the bars Zaheer as a stolen vehicle was recovered from him.