Punjab Police Inspector General (IG) Faisal Shahkar Thursday said that the establishment of the City Traffic Police Lahore (CTPL)’s smart centre would enable the provision of driving licences to the citizens on a fast track. He expressed these views while inaugurating the centre at Manawan Lines, which will work round-the-clock. The inspector general said the process of issuance of driving licences should be made easier for citizens with an effective use of modern technology. He added that strict enforcement of traffic rules could lead to the protection of human lives by reducing the number of accidents. “Traffic officials should perform their duties diligently and provide convenience to the citizens by ensuring a smooth flow of traffic.” Shahkar went on to say that driving licences should be issued to the elderly and women citizens on a priority basis and coordination with Safe City cameras should be made more effective to improve traffic management in Lahore. Briefing the inspector general, Lahore Capital City Police Officer (CCPO) Ghulam Mahmood Dogar and Lahore CTO Muntazer Mehdi said that the citizens can get new, international, learner and duplicate licences from the centre. Currently, the CTO said, 22 learner booths and six driving testing centres were functional in Lahore while a separate licensing centre had also been established in Liberty for women. At the end of the ceremony, a truck carrying relief goods was also sent by the City Traffic Police Lahore for the flood victims.