Bureaucracy reluctant to release reward money owed to traffic cops



Long delay in distribution of reward money among Karachi Traffic Police has increased unrest among traffic police officials and constables who have been waiting to get it since 2007.

Reward money to the tune of Rs 80 million will be distributed among five thousand officials and constables from Karachi Traffic Police Department, Karachi Licence Department and Traffic Training Institute, an official revealed.

According to the official, it was the amount represented fifteen per cent on imposed challans against traffic law violators in the city which was owed to Karachi Traffic Police but had been blocked since 2007. After the Supreme Court of Pakistan took notice, the amount was released in October 2015 to Inspector General of Police (IGP) Sindh Gulam Haider Jamali but the funds have still not been distributed.

A Traffic Police official revealed that new lists had been prepared by the Karachi Traffic Police Department which would be sent to the committee formed by IGP for ensuring transparency while in the distribution of funds among traffic cops.

He said that the token money would be given to all those officials and cops who had even retired or transferred from Karachi since 2007.

The amount will be given on yearly basis and if any official or constables had been on the job for more than three months then they were entitled to token money for six months as per the new procedure of distributing token money.

Official sources revealed that Traffic Police DIG Dr Amir Ahmed Shaikh had not been included in the committee for distribution of the funds, even though he had been part of the distribution process before.


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