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Road Safety Seminar held at DHA City Karachi


A Road Safety Seminar under the aegis of National Highways and Motorway Police N-5 South Zone and in collaboration with DHA City Karachi (DCK) was held at DCK Visitors Centre. Mr Faisal Edhi, Head of Edhi Foundation of Pakistan was the chief guest. SSP Karam Ullah Soomro and DSP Farhan of Motorway Police in their presentations delineated the significance and importance of road safety measures for safety and security of lives of people.

The chief guest said that road safety situation particularly on highways in Pakistan was alarming. He said that approx 25,000 road users in the country were killed in road mishaps/accidents every year. He termed road safety sustainable development as an issue of serious concern considering its magnitude and consequent negative impact on economy, public health and general welfare of people. He appreciated Motorway Authority and DCK management for arranging a seminar on a serious issue related to community and humanity welfare at large.

PD DCK Brig Muhammad Rafique (Retd) said that DHA City is an upcoming modern, sustainable and enlightened project of international stature which attaches great importance to all dynamic initiatives of public/community welfare and wellbeing. He said that two interchanges have been planned by NHA to be built at the Southern and Northern DCK entrance points that will enhance the safety and security of visitors/residents manifold.

The Motorway Police Authority officials stressed on the need of following road safety rules, safety precautions, international standard of highways and methodology of getting help from Motorway Police in case of any mishap. They said that over speeding thrills but kills therefore it should be avoided. They added that it must be ensured that drivers have taken proper rest/sleep before driving on highways.

A large number of drivers, locals and media personnel attended the seminar. Later an orientation visit of DCK was arranged for them where they saw the development works going on in full swing. They appreciated the pace, vision and versatile development strategy of DCK terming it as impressive and re-assuring.

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