Action ordered against illegal parking charges

KARACHI: Additional Inspector General of Traffic Sindh Ghulam Qadir Thebo on Tuesday directed DIG Traffic Karachi to take stern action against the collection of extortion in the name of parking fee and to streamline traffic in the city.

Taking notice of news reports about these menaces, he also instructed DIG Traffic Karachi to furnish a detailed report on collection of extortion in the pretext of vehicle parking and rising traffic jams due to dereliction of traffic police.

Thebo said that stern action and impartial actions in coordination with relevant police stations should be taken against elements collecting extra charges (extortion) at legal parking lots in Karachi and establishing illegal parking lots.