Citizens’ co-op key to better traffic management’

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By U.Zee

ISLAMABAD: SP Traffic Ch. Khalid Rasheed has said that enhanced cooperation between police and public especially youth is crucial for effective policing and Islamabad Traffic Police (ITP) will ensure steps for their participation to improve traffic affairs in the city. SP Traffic stated this during interaction with students of Capital University of Science and Technology (CUST) who joined ITP on volunteer basis to assist their efforts towards safe road environment. These volunteers, along with ITP teams, would brief the citizens about road safety tips at important and busy roads of the city. It is to mention that a special campaign of ITP is underway to promote traffic sense among citizens and students as well as staff of colleges and universities are assisting traffic personnel on volunteer basis in its initiative. Ch. Khalid Rasheed said that young people are our real assets and their hard work and cooperation can ensure significant improvement in traffic related issues. Regarding performance of ITP, he said this force has succeeded in ensuring safe road environment in the city. It is really great honor for ITP that its working policies are being replicated by the other law enforcement agencies and police department, he added. He said that ITP is doing its best for safer road environment in Capital and has involved community in its affairs. Its teams are visiting educational institutions and offices to create traffic sense and several students have joined ITP as traffic volunteers. SP Traffic said that such volunteers are our brand ambassadors and complete safe road environment would be ensured in the city through such cooperation. Ch. Khalid Rasheed hoped that such cooperation will bring positive results and to remain continue in future. On the occasion, staff of Red Crescent was also given certificates for their volunteer services with ITP