The National Highway and Motorway Police (NHMP) chief has ordered the implementation of a points-based system for driving licenses.
This system will rely on the National Driving Licence Database of over eight million drivers’ licences in all districts across Pakistan. The demerit points for various violations are defined in Schedule 11 of the National Highways Safety Ordinance 2000.
According to this law, when the demerit points exceed 20 within two years, the relevant driving licence will be suspended.
As part of the #NoMore campaign, the National Highway and Motorway Police (NHMP) has introduced a system whereby officers can obtain a record of previous challans of traffic violators through their national identity card, mobile phone number or licence number.
This is achieved through the use of state-of-the-art equipment such as spotters, speed checking cameras, drones and body cameras. Officials said that this initiative will help to effectively control violations of laws on motorways and highways.
The purpose of implementing the demerit point system is to bring uniform and effective enforcement of NHMP rules in line with international standards to overcome violations of traffic laws on national highways and motorways to achieve significant reduction in accidents.