LAHORE – Authorities in Punjab announced strict policy for those driving without a license, and provincial capital then witnessed around 800 percent increase in the issuance of new driving licenses.
As people are following the law to get driving licenses, the caretaker government imposed a huge increase in the fee for driving licenses, leaving motorists in financial distress.
The government recently whopping surge in driving license fees, with some categories experiencing staggering increases of up to 2600pc.
For two-wheelers, the fee has been increased to Rs4900, a 791pc increase as earlier bikers paid a mere Rs60.
Car owners need to pay Rs11,400 for 5-years, while the previous fee was Rs550.
For commercial transport, drivers were slapped with around 2656pc hike. Tractor owners also experience a substantial 2100pc fee hike, rising from Rs450 to Rs9900.
The new fee is effective from January 17, 2023, and is said to create a hole in pocket of Pakistanis who are already facing record inflation.
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