PESHAWAR: The system of Traffic Highway Police has been introduced in Khyber tribal district. However, the local transporters said the government should have taken them into confidence before introducing the system. Deputy Superintendent Police (DSP) Traffic for Khyber district Mazhar Afridi said 25 traffic police personnel have been given special training who will be deployed on different roads and control traffic from Matani to Torkham Highway. He said 55 traffic police personnel are already performing duty in local bazaars and they are looking after the matters of traffic in a befitting manner.
The DSP said the main duties of traffic police personnel are overseeing the traffic management, checking overloading and ensuring implementation of different traffic laws and imposing fines for violations. Traffic police personnel are already performing duties in rest of the merged tribal districts.