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Caretaker CM Punjab Postpones Driving License Fee Increase

Caretaker CM Punjab Postpones Driving License Fee Increase

The proposed increase in driving license fees in Punjab, scheduled to be implemented today, has once again been postponed by the Caretaker Chief Minister, Mohsin Naqvi. The new effective date is now January 16, offering citizens a temporary reprieve.

Chief Minister Naqvi underscored the importance of utilizing this extended period to obtain driving licenses at the current fee. Expressing concern over the growing number of individuals driving without licenses, he urged compliance with regulations before the updated deadline. Naqvi cautioned that failure to do so might lead to legal consequences, including potential imprisonment.

Recognizing the urgency, Chief Minister Naqvi issued a strong directive to expedite the license issuance process. He emphasized streamlining procedures to ensure citizens can promptly acquire their licenses.

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The decision to postpone the fee hike provides relief for residents who were surprised by the initial implementation date. The additional time allows those without driving licenses to avoid the impending increase in fees.

Chief Minister Naqvi highlighted the significance of responsible driving behavior and adherence to traffic regulations. He stressed that obtaining a driving license is not just a legal requirement but a crucial step towards ensuring road safety for all citizens.