Two police officers arrested for travelling on wrong side of road


Traffic police on Tuesday detained two policemen officers in Karachi for travelling on the wrong side of the road, a private media outlet reported.

The action was taken as part of the crackdown ordered by Karachi AIG Dr Amir Ahmed Shaikh to arrest and seize vehicles of those who are found to be travelling in the wrong way.

Among the first offenders caught as part of the action were two police officials, who were arrested for driving on the wrong side near Zainab Market. They were shifted to Artillery Maidan police station.

The arrests are being made under Section 279 (rash driving or riding on a public way) of the Pakistan Penal Code.

They said action against wrong-way goers was started in all areas after the Karachi police chief issued directions to ensure implementation of traffic rules and regulations.