Lack of modern transport causes accidents


Absence of modern urban transport system is a major contributory factory to no less than 26,000 vehicular accidents in Karachi, said Commissioner, Roshan Ali Shaikh.
Chairing a meeting in his office on Sunday, he said non-compliance of traffic rules, presence of outdated public and private vehicles has aggravated the situation all the more.
“It should therefore be of no surprise to register 1,000 road accidents induced deaths and 32,000 injuries in the city every year,” he said.
The meeting among others was also attended by Additional Commissioner of Karachi, Kamran Shamshad, Deputy Commissioner, District – Central, Dr Saifur Rehman, Deputy Commissioner – West, Ganhwar Ali Laghari, Director, Media Affairs, Shabih Siddiqui and others.
Roshan Ali Shaikh opined that any delay in modifying the traffic system and inability to ensure stringent implementation of traffic rules will further aggravate the situation, with steady increase in the number of citizens losing their lives or sustaining injuries that may also lead towards their disabilities.