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Consultations in Lahore

Consultations in Lahore

Consultation with Provincial Government agencies in relation to the draft model Road Safety Act is continuing. In early December 2019 team members met with senior officials of Punjab Province. The photographs show consultation meetings with Asad Rehman Gilani (Secretary Transport Department/Chairman Punjab Provincial Transport Authority) and members of his team, and with Wajiullah Kundi (Secretary, Excise and Taxation) and members of his team.

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Following release of the draft Model Road Safety Act, the Ministry of Communications is consulting with Provincial Governments in relation to the reform proposals. In November 2019 members of the project team visited the Provinces of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) and Balochistan to present and discuss the draft model Act.

Following release of the draft Model Road Safety Act, the Ministry of Communications is consulting with Provincial Governments in relation to the reform proposals. In November 2019 members of the project team visited the Provinces of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) and Balochistan to present and discuss the draft model Act.

Wide-ranging discussions with Provincial Government officials covered many issues of national and local importance.

In AJK team members met with Mr. Chaudhry Bashir, Secretary Transport Authority (first photograph) and Mr. Fayyaz Ali Abbasi, Secretary, Transport Department/Senior Member Board of Revenue (second photograph).  Issues discussed included the particular road conditions in AJK and the difficulties of enforcement created by the topography of the Province.

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Road safety is a matter of national public interest. Drivers and vehicles travel across Pakistan and laws regulating their safe operation must be nationally harmonised to protect the public.

Road safety is a matter of national public interest.  Drivers and vehicles travel across Pakistan and laws regulating their safe operation must be nationally harmonised to protect the public.

The Ministry of Communications is leading the development of a new Model Road Safety Act for Pakistan.  If adopted by Federal, Province and Territory Governments, it will modernise the road safety laws of Pakistan and harmonise federal and provincial law, replacing the 55 year laws currently still in force in many areas.  The key issues that the model law will address include driver licensing, vehicle registration, commercial road transport regulation, law enforcement, road administration and post-crash response.

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New road laws for Pakistan

New road laws for Pakistan

Road laws are important for road safety.  They set out the rules which everyone must comply with, for the benefit for all road users.  Serious offences must be accompanied by strong penalties.  We must ensure that drivers have the skills and knowledge necessary for safe driving, and that the vehicles they use are safe.  Many other issues are dealt with in road laws, such as regulation of the road transport industry.

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Federal Secretary Communications Furqan Bahadur Khan addressing the 3rd meeting of National Steering Committee on development of Road Safety Plan in NHA, Islamabad.

Federal Secretary Communications Furqan Bahadur Khan addressing the 3rd meeting of National Steering Committee on development of Road Safety Plan in NHA, Islamabad.

The 3rd National Steering Committee for 'Development of Road Safety Plan for National Highways & Motorways of Pakistan' on 10 April 2018 at the head office of the National Highway Authority (NHA) in Islamabad to deliberate on decisions to improve road safety on all roads across the country.

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NTU's Team delivered a five-day road safety engineering training course in Pakistan

NTU's Team delivered a five-day road safety engineering training course in Pakistan

NTU's road safety team has held a five-day training course in road safety engineering. The training was provided for specialists of the National Highway Authority (NHA), National Highways & Motorways Police (NH&MP) and the Capital Development Authority (CDA) of Islamabad, and took place from the 20th-24th of November. The NTU led Road Safety Technical Assistance to Pakistan, administered by the Asian Development Bank, and financed by the Department for International Development of the United Kingdom delivered the training course.

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A consultation workshop underscores the importance of a national road safety strategy and plan.

A consultation workshop underscores the importance of a national road safety strategy and plan.

A national consultation workshop "Towards an Effective Partnership for Safer Road Travel" held on 10 May 2017 highlighted the importance of effective implementation of a comprehensive National Road Safety Strategy and Plan. The consultation organised by the Ministry of Communication, Government of Pakistan as part of the $15.4 million project under the Pakistan Economic Corridors Programme (PECP) administered by the Asian Development Bank (ADB).

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Int'l road safety delegation visits Rescue 1122 HQ

Int'l road safety delegation visits Rescue 1122 HQ

LAHORE: An international road safety delegation from the United Kingdom, Canada, New Zealand and Italy visited the Rescue 1122 Headquarters on Thursday and reviewed road safety legislation and action plan for establishment of the Punjab Road Safety Authority. The delegation was accompanied by Hameed Akhtar, Director Roads Federal Ministry of Communications, Pakistan.

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International road safety experts visit Rescue 1122 Headquarters.

International road safety experts visit Rescue 1122 Headquarters.

LAHORE: An international road safety delegation from the United Kingdom, Canada, New Zealand and Italy visited the Rescue 1122 Headquarters on Thursday and reviewed road safety legislation and action plan for establishment of the Punjab Road Safety Authority.

The members of the delegation included team leader and road safety policy specialist Lance Trevor Fogg, deputy team leader Khushal Khan, vehicle safety and post crash specialist Tony Bowis, road safety engineering specialist Edoardo Mazzia, road safety campaign specialist Stoiciu Andrei and local campaign specialist Muhammad Shahid. The delegation was accompanied by Federal Ministry of Communications Director (Roads) Hameed Ullah.

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Int'l Road Safety Delegation Visits Rescue 1122 Headquarters.

Int'l Road Safety Delegation Visits Rescue 1122 Headquarters.

LAHORE, (Pakistan Point News - 18th May, 2017 ): An international road safety delegation from the United Kingdom, Canada, New Zealand and Italy on Thursday visited Rescue 1122 Headquarters and met Director General Punjab Emergency Service & Punjab Road Safety Authority Dr Rizwan Naseer. The members of the delegation included Lance Trevor Fogg, Team Leader and Road Safety Policy Specialist, Khushal Khan, Deputy Team Leader, Tony Bowis, Vehicle Safety & Post Crash Specialist, Edoardo Mazzia, Road Safety Engineering Specialist, Stoiciu Andrei, Road Safety Campaign Specialist and Muhammad Shahid, Local Campaign Specialist.

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Punjab Road Safety Authority to arrive soon

Punjab Road Safety Authority to arrive soon

LAHORE: The government of Pakistan has the potential to deliver in every sector and hopefully Punjab will establish its first Road Safety Authority this year. This was stated by road safety policy specialist from the United Kingdom, Lance Trevor Fogg, on Thursday. He, along with an international road safety delegation from the United Kingdom, Canada, New Zealand and Italy, visited Rescue 1122 headquarters.

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