LAHORE: Inspector-General (IG) of Police Punjab Capt (r) Arif Nawaz Khan said on Tuesday that to improve the road safety and traffic management by providing good training facilities to citizens is among top priorities of Punjab Police because trained drivers will prove beneficial in saving valuable lives and to decrease incidents of road accidents.
He further said that with the collaboration of Technical Education & Vocational Training Authority (TEVTA) and Punjab Police, international standard driving training will be imparted while expert and heavy-duty drivers will be available for valuable human resource to foreign countries opening new employment opportunities for thousands of citizens across province.
Punjab Police is endeavouring hard for the provision of traffic licence utilizing all its resources and Police Khidmat Markaz across the province are working to provide hassle-free traffic license services to the citizen.
He expressed these views while talking to Chairperson TEVTA, Ali Salman Siddique.
An MOU was also inked between Punjab Police and TEVTA for driving training and licence to provide international standard driving training to the citizen in all districts across Punjab. Addl IG Traffic Farooq Mazhar and Chief Operating Officer Tevta Akhtar Abbas Bharwana signed MOU, Addl IG Operations Inam Ghani, CTO Lahore Capt (r) Liaqat Malik along with other officers from TEVTA were present.
According to MOU Punjab Police will provide instructors and theory material for training centres while TEVTA will provide finance and logistic support. TEVTA and Punjab Police jointly will deliver short and long duration training to citizens under the supervision of expert trainers. Short term courses will consist of three days and long term courses will be for two months.