Car Lifting

One of the tasks that I find traffic police doing very efficiently is picking up the cars parked in “No Parking” area. Especially in Saddar.
I wonder what benefit do these “tullas” get, which makes them so efficient in carrying the task.

10 Comments so far

  1. naved (unregistered) on November 19th, 2006 @ 12:48 pm

    lol no comments..:p

  2. turab (unregistered) on November 19th, 2006 @ 2:18 pm

    its a menace at the makki masjib / furniture market area b/w saddar and garden…. in 6 weeks visit to karachi i got towed 2 times!!!

  3. d0ct0r (unregistered) on November 19th, 2006 @ 3:55 pm

    “what benefit do these “tullas” get” ….
    every traffic picket in every area gets the weekly
    “target” from the highups in the department that they have to achieve by hooks or crooks and to achieve that they’ll tow your cars(ruin their bumpers) ,they’ll challan you for stupid reasons and
    what not… One more interesting observation and tip that i would like to share… every crowded area has a parking wala(although charged parking is abolished BUT in each area few pathan guys are running charged parking setup and they have to pay hefty amounts each month to traffic department for that ) if you have understanding with them and you visit the area daily like most shopkeepers in busy markets pay them a monthly fee and they’ll “reserve parking” for you and traffic cops won’t touch these vehicles either….

  4. Umer Zaman (unregistered) on November 19th, 2006 @ 4:19 pm

    I think its a good system..
    cars should be towed
    tickets should be given as much as possible
    goto isb and you’ll realise how much ppl follow rules now..
    its the same way all over the world, we are just not used to it…
    watever the motive they have behind doing it.. they should be doing it cause its theree freaking job..
    the pathan drivers are a good thing.. you give em your car and for Rs. 20 they’ll park it in a good spot and will keep an eye on your car too.. wat else do you want ??
    $5 is the minimum parking you pay and u find a parking spot and you walk back..
    wat ur gettin for 20 rupees is luxury my friends.. and yes the permanent ones.. like i have this team outside my office they take Rs. 300 per month.. they park and wash the car everyday
    now thats a bensbargain =D

  5. Jamal Shamsi (unregistered) on November 19th, 2006 @ 5:22 pm

    @ Topic –
    No where in civilised world, cars are “dragged” away from No Parking zones.

    When it is dragged away, the damage is to your account, as well as the Rs. 100 ticket Plus no receipt of Rs. 200 truck charges . Altogether a no parking dent is for minimum 300 sometimes 500 bucks depending upon the claimant of car (owner or employed driver) “how high you can prove to be connected” thats for free.

    The menace is rooted due to lack of parking space inside the building complexes. Name any street in the city business district which is not encroached upon by the “safai wala” who accomodate you for parking & cleaning of car. They LEARN to drive on YOUR car, and get paid for that JOB.

    Remedy – Solution – ‘NONE’

    Live with IT.

  6. Captain's Log (unregistered) on November 19th, 2006 @ 5:58 pm

    “Tullas” ?? You even can not show respect to them and expect them to serve you. Pathetic

  7. Sufi (unregistered) on November 20th, 2006 @ 12:09 am

    The pickup in the picture looks like it belongs to Cap. Jack Sparrow from Pirates of the Caribbean. lol

  8. wasiq (unregistered) on November 20th, 2006 @ 4:37 am

    @Unaiza Nasim….every major city on the metroblogging map have done the post on the “new merch” how come you were not asked to do it…?

  9. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on November 20th, 2006 @ 8:54 am


  10. Fakhr (unregistered) on November 20th, 2006 @ 11:16 am

    @ SUFI: how true!!!! LOL
    By the way same thing happened to me just a weak ago when I parked my car outside furniture market area, when I came back I thought someone stole my car but at the parking lot there was a car parked inside was a strange looking person waiting for me and called me and said your car has been lifted and told me the direction where to get it.
    I am pretty sure he was TULLA in plain dress and to expedite the process waiting for the car owners to tell them the directions! I had to bribe Rs. 300 to rescue my car and while I was standing there, they were bringing cars minute by minute!!! I think they must be earning a lot!

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