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Taking control: Military police devise plan to streamline Swat traffic

Shehzad khan 

MINGORA: The commanding officer of military police, Major Zafar  Iqbal, has said persistent traffic problems have created difficulties for the people of Mingora and the army has come up with a plan to streamline the system.

Iqbal expressed these views while addressing journalists from the Swat Press Club at the Army Circuit House on Tuesday. “The newly devised traffic plan will be jointly implemented by the military and traffic police in Swat,” he said.

“The system and problems related to traffic have become a major issue in the area.” He maintained a plan was chalked out to counter these issues.

While underlining the features of the plan, Iqbal said the military police and traffic wardens would join hands to address shortfalls.

He added that in the first phase of the plan, the military police will train 40 traffic wardens, while a crackdown will be launched against unregistered vehicles.

In the second phase, he said, “The circle of cooperation will be extended to the National Highway Authority to widen narrow roads and also ensure proper parking places alongside roads.”

Meanwhile, journalists appreciated the steps taken by the military police to address traffic problems.

They said the army contribution to prevailing peace in the valley is unprecedented and its efforts to streamline the traffic system will also bear fruitful results.

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