Over the past few months I have been noticing that there is an upsurge of unregistered cars running on the streets, barely a day goes by when I don’t notice one or two cars mimicking the official yellow number plate with the registration numbers as AFR-2007. (Applied For Registration – 2007)

There has also been an increase in car plate cloning with custom designed number plates to look like the blue Dubai style (four quadrant) license plates and occasionally I have even seen a number plate in the diplomatic red color (CC-###-####). With such a large number of cars unregistered and misidentified I feel it can only got to indicate the level of lawlessness which continues to increase. It can also serve as an opportunity for people wanting to create unrest within the city. A few days back Dawn had reported that this issue was being looked into but nothing substantial has yet been achieved as the menace seems to be on the rise when to the extent that there seems to be an increase in the black tinted-blue-flashing-light cars (which represent local city nazims) are seem to be roaming around the city as if to challenge – ‘dare to catch me…’

I hope the law enforcing agencies can put a stop to such practices as it can only go to show the level of lawlessness, which can hurt the city in the future

4 Comments so far

  1. A for [pine]apple (unregistered) on June 11th, 2007 @ 6:36 pm
  2. Teeth Maestro (unregistered) on June 11th, 2007 @ 6:55 pm

    @Asma – Good one – did he apply for a Car registration number or was it for the job as a senator and was going around town advertising this application

    As they say it could only happen in Pakistan

  3. shobz (unregistered) on June 11th, 2007 @ 10:10 pm

    i would be a hypocrite if i said i agree with u coz there are so many ppl in my family who do the same thing. am ashamed.

  4. Tamed~. (unregistered) on June 12th, 2007 @ 12:43 am

    The real charm of having an AFR 2007 car are;

    1. You dont have to pay a penny in terms of motor vehicle tax, since your car is not registered.

    2. No one can track your car in case of a hit & run accident (since the authorities will not have a record of your car).

    3. You can show off because you are driving a car with a ‘special’ number plate.

    Haaina mazay ki baat. Pakistan zindabad.

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