On Tuesday, female traffic wardens showed up on main boulevards on two-wheelers for patrolling duty for the first time in the history of the southeastern province of Pakistan. The step is taken to create awareness among motorcyclists.
Traffic police officials in Karachi informed the media outlets, that the female cops are deployed at Shahra-e-Faisal and Clifton for now, one of the major roads of the city and an upscale neighbourhood.
The lady cops can be seen all dressed in white and navy riding 125cc and 150 cc bikes in a short clip shared on the official handle of Karachi Traffic Police’s page on the micro-blogging site.
For now, we only see a total of four female traffic police members deployed by Karachi Traffic Police in the clip below. Here’s to hoping that we will see more and more women on the streets of Karachi after the initial introduction of ladies in the field.
— Karachi Traffic Police (@KtrafficpoliceE) July 13, 2021
DIG Traffic Javed Ali Mahar said in his statement issued here from Karachi today, “No biker would be allowed to use Shahra-e-Faisal without a helmet”.
The DIG emphasized that those found violating the rules will be challaned and in addition, their motorbike will be seized. The vehicle can be taken back upon proving that a helmet has been bought by the rider.
To assist citizens to easily purchase a helmet, sale stalls have been set up at 13 spots of the main thoroughfare with the cooperation of traders that are selling them at a discounted price. So far, 400 helmets have been bought.
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Almost 80 female constables in Karachi have signed up for a motorcycle training program to ride to work during the lockdown, reports Arab News. The program was designed by a senior officer while in Indonesia on a United Nations deputation. These women, who used to come to work at the Police Station in Ferozabad, Karachi, in buses, now ride their bikes to work and feel much more empowered and self-confident.
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