PESHAWAR: After merging Khasadar and levies forces with the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa police department, the provincial government has decided to extend the traffic police to the tribal districts.

In a statement issued by traffic police on Thursday, it was revealed that, at first, the traffic police will be extended to the Khyber tribal District first, where the traffic police will be introduced in Jamrud, Landi Kotal and Bara Tehsils.

However, said the traffic police, before launching the system they will launch a campaign to create awareness among the masses about the traffic police system, its importance, and its role in maintaining a smooth flow of traffic on the roads.

Since there is no infrastructure available in tribal districts due to the years of deprivation, the traffic police officials are aiming at the construction of infrastructure where the offices of the traffic police could be set up on priority bases.

“Every effort will to extend the traffic police to tribal district of Khyber without wasting any time,” announced the KP traffic police. The official added that are working on the campaign for creating awareness and setting up traffic police branches in all the three tehsils.

The official said that after creating awareness, efforts will be made for hiring and training of the traffic police staff for the district. The officials announced that from next week, mobile driving license van and staff members will visit all the three tehsils of Khyber district to provide them with the facility of obtaining the driving license at their doorstep.

It is pertinent to mention here that KP government has announced the complete merger of Khasadars and Levies men with the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa police department. The CM  has announced that the process will take at least six months during which some 28,000 personnel, belonging to both the forces in tribal districts, will be merged with the police department.