Riphah Social Welfare Department (RSWD) organized Seminar on “Traffic Rules Awareness” at its Al-Mizan Campus
Riphah Social Welfare Department (RSWD) in congruence with the Vision & Mission of Islamic International Medical College Trust (IIMCT) has been continuously active in social welfare projects since its inception. RSWD frequently holds lectures / Seminars & Walks in different areas for creating awareness among the community on various social issues prevalent in the society.
In this regard, Riphah Social Welfare department in collaboration with City Traffic Police Rawalpindi organized a seminar on Traffic Rule's awareness at Al-Mizan Campus Rawalpindi.
SSP traffic police Mr. Bilal Iftikhar was the guest speaker of the event. Students from Islamic Medical College and other faculties attended the seminar in large number. In his address, Mr. Bilal Iftikhar spoke about traffic rules emphasizing on use of seat belts and cautioned the audience on the repercussions of using a mobile phone while driving. Since driving rules are rarely adhered to in our country, it is need of the hour to curb the violation of lanes and signals in order to avoid fatal accidents. He informed the audience on government regulations and propositions to levy substantial fines for breach of traffic rules that will ultimately control the ratio of accidents.
Mr. Bilal further advised not to use roads for public protests causing heavy traffic jams and risk of losing precious lives commuting in the ambulances. To avoid congestion on upcoming Eid celebrations, the traffic police department has planned to deploy their staff as common folk designated to evacuate the professional beggars on roads and main intersections. To minimize traffic violations, he requested the audience to cooperate with the local traffic police staff eventually paving the way for an improved traffic scenario.
Speaking on the occasion, he remarked over the welfare issues of the traffic staff that requires immediate attention and also reaffirmed the best behavior of the traffic wardens towards the commuters.
Mr. Abdul Hafeez ex-commissioner FBR Rawalpindi and General Secretary PANAH also addressed at the event. Earlier Director Riphah Social Welfare Dr. Azhar Halim welcomed the chief guest and briefed about Riphah University and RSWD Projects. He appreciated the City Traffic police initiatives and hoped to continue these informative lectures in future as well.