Serving a population of over
200 million, the transportation system in Pakistan is still passing through
developmental stages. It hasn’t yet achieved that much level of excellence and
maturity as you see in the developed and more advanced nation states of the
world, like the US, the UK, China, Japan, and Germany. Owing to various
structural, developmental, management and organizational issues, the situation
on the roads is getting worse. Traffic jams and fatal road accidents have become
an oft-witnessed phenomenon across the majority of the roads loaded with heavy
traffic. Such unfortunate incidents not only entail the loss of precious public
property, but also claim the lives of many innocent citizens.
With the increasing population the problem of traffic control has become very
acute in almost all the big cities in Pakistan. The increase in traffic has also
increased the number of traffic accidents and our roads are growing dangerous
day by day. Unfortunately, we have little traffic sense and perhaps no respect
for the traffic rules.
No doubt, bad roads and high speed driving are the main causes of traffic
accidents Traffic problem in Pakistan is getting worse with every coming day,
especially in big cities like Karachi, Lahore, Rawalpindi, Islamabad, Quetta,
Peshawar and Hyderabad. Government is doing little efforts to avoid traffic jams
and other traffic problems in Pakistan. The high density of vehicles in metros
is also responsible for the rise in the number of road accidents and traffic
In recent past we witness accidents in which many innocents lost their lives
just because of Illiterate drivers, unfamiliar to the conditions of metro cities
along with no fear of law and traffic police. Most of the incidents occurred in
central and industrial areas (Korangi, S.I.T.E, FB Area , North Area) along with
main roads namely Shahra e Faisal, super highway, national highway ,MA Jinnah &
As a nation we are fighting against terrorism since last decades and marked
significant achievements in eliminating terrorism from Pakistan and are
determined to fight till last in our national interest to provide safe and
secure Pakistan to our future generations.
For traffic issues we need commitment of national level to elimination rough,
irresponsible driving and drivers from our roads to provide safe and discipline
traffic in Pakistan and especially in metropolitan city of 30 million citizen
and the economic hub Karachi along with Lahore, Faisalabad and other big cities
with population of more than million.
The solution to this issue is to address the root causes ,Starting from traffic
laws education for masses from primary level till graduation and post graduation
compulsory and highlighting this as on priority to create a sense of awareness
towards the intensity of this issue. Lack of Infrastructure is one of the
biggest problem with our national transportation mechanism, insufficient
infrastructure which falls very short of meeting the growing demands of the ever
increasing traffic pool on the roads The only solution is to take immediate
measures for the development of additional infrastructure.
Most importantly enforcement of traffic laws strictly, Lunching a grand
operation against drivers and owners of heavy traffic including (Trucks ,
tankers ,containers and especially Buses public transports ) to ensure licenses
and proper mental ,health check-up ,Also ensure that during rush hours no heavy
vehicles are allowed on roads which will definitely result in minimizing the
accidents and lower will be the lost of lives.
Its a continues process to educated generations for safe and secure Pakistan,
which needs a continues efforts towards betterment and elimination of incidents
across the country. Students, Social welfare youth, religious and political
organizations & society must have to take up this issues as soon as possible to
avoid a disaster of traffic problems.