Sindh Traffic Police has increased the fine for vehicles being driven on open-letter in Karachi. According to the details, the Sindh Traffic Police has increased the traffic challan for this infraction by 10 times the previous amount.
Previously, the fine for driving a vehicle on open-letter in Karachi was Rs. 500, however, the violation will now incur a fine of Rs. 5,000 in order to resolve problems in investigations after any incident involving unregistered or wrongly registered vehicles.
Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Traffic Ahmed Nawaz advised citizens to register their vehicles on their own names in order to avoid the heavy fines and to keep their registration documents with them at all times.
It is pertinent to mention that Sindh Traffic Police had also launched a crackdown on vehicles being driven on open letter, which included heavy fine or imprisonment for up to 3 months or both.
The Sindh Government even banned showrooms from selling unregistered vehicles and said that if any vehicle was caught in a crime and it was not registered in the proper name, the showroom would be held responsible.