In a robust bid to mitigate environmental and noise pollution, Islamabad Capital Territory Police (ICTP) has instigated a fresh crackdown against vehicles that are guilty of excessive smoke emissions or use pressure horns.
This initiative comes in response to the explicit instructions of the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Islamabad, Dr. Akbar Nasir Khan, as confirmed by an ICTP public relations officer during a media interaction.
Zonal Deputy Superintendents have been mandated to execute stringent actions against vehicles contributing to environmental pollution. Special teams have been formed and dispatched by the department to spearhead the anti-pollution campaign.
These task forces have been tasked with patrolling various city sectors and major thoroughfares, identifying and penalizing vehicles that flout environmental and noise pollution standards. Repeat offenders receiving multiple warnings risk having their vehicles seized.
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In addition to monitoring, these squads will enforce compliance by issuing fines to vehicles involved in noise or environmental pollution. The primary objective of this drive is to facilitate a cleaner environment for the citizens of Islamabad, simultaneously prioritizing their health and well-being.