Chairperson TEVTA Ali Salman Siddique called on IG Punjab at Central Police Office. An MOU was signed between Punjab Police and TEVTA for provision of driving training and license to citizens.
Under the MOU, expert instructors of Traffic Police will deliver short and long duration driving courses to the citizens in the province.
With the mutual cooperation of Punjab Police and TEVTA, expert drivers will be available for jobs in national and international market. IG Punjab.
Inspector General of Police Punjab Capt (r) Arif Nawaz Khan said 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 collaboration of 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 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 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 trainings to citizens under the supervision of expert trainers. Short term courses will consist on three days and long term courses will be of two months.
On this occasion, Chairperson TEVTA Alis Salman Siddique said that Traffic Police along with TEVTA will provide training to drivers for public service vehicles and heavy duty driving according to international standard and driving learners after receiving driving license will be provided help to get jobs. On this occasion, Additional IGP Traffic Farooq Mazhar said that traffic police along with TEVTA has provided driving skills to Nine thousand citizens of Lahore whereas people from across the province will be benefited after the new MOU. At the end of the meeting memorial souvenirs were exchanged between Punjab Police and TEVTA officers.
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