News Source: Dawn News
ISLAMABAD: The capital police and the National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) on Monday signed an agreement for introducing an e-challan and a payment system in the city.
The agreement was signed at a ceremony at the IG office Islamabad by NBP President Saeed Ahmed and IG Islamabad Dr Sultan Azam Temuri.
According to police officials, the partnership will enable the issuance of paperless tickets to drivers through a mobile phone application and the driver will receive an electronic receipt via SMS.
The new system will digitise the issuance mechanism as well as the collection of payment via JCash, JS Bank’s branchless banking system.
The initiative will bring transparency to the system and will be convenient for the general public as well as Islamabad Traffic Police (ITP) officials.
Thousands of outlets for the payment of fines will also be opened so the public does not have to wait in queues to pay fines.
Speaking on the occasion, the NBP president said: “This service offers simplification of work, which leads to time saving and minimising book entry errors as everything will be done digitally”.
He said NBP will add more payment channels to further facilitate the public including M-Wallet, ATM cards etc and will also offer training for ITP officials.
He added that this system will also help ITP build a database which can be analysed to further improve their systems, for enforcement and safety and for performance evaluation.