Prevention and precaution can help save precious lives; says VC-SU Dr. Burfat in a “Road Safety” seminar at SU

Recklessness, ignorance of traffic rules and haste are the three major causes behind lethal road accidents in the country.

The above remark was made by Sindh University Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Fateh Muhammad Burfat at a seminar on “Road safety” organized by Sector IV N-55 of National Highways and Motorway Police at Shaikh Ayaz auditorium of Faculty of Arts of SU.

“Undivided attention, patience and strict observance of allowed speed limit, while we drive can help us avert mishaps,” Dr. Burfat further opined.

The Vice Chancellor said, as per one recent survey, 5000 people lost lives every year on account of accidents in Pakistan.

“I am all praise for effective interventions by motorway police including this event; at the same time I urge upon public also to drive in a responsible manner, seek to know and follow rules and regulations and thus save precious lives”, Dr. Burfat urged.

Dr. Burfat hailed the seminar initiative, calling it a “right move” in the “right earnest”.

DIC NHMP Dr. Masroor Alam Kolachi said they had convened the seminar with SU students specifically, as they considered them fit and qualified agents to first receive and then disseminate traffic rules awareness to hundreds of thousands of people in Sindh as an outreach strategy.

“There is a drastic need for change of mindset as regards driving. We need to respect rules instead of scoffing at them,” Mr. Kolachi stressed.

Noted psychiatrist Dr. Shahnawaz Dal said ‘stress’ also was one core cause behind accidents. He advocated organized lifestyle as a measure of prevention in case of road disasters.

Inspector Shahid Abbas Gillani, in his comprehensive presentation, briefed the audience on role and performance of mobile education unit, traffic manual and the responsibilities of motorway police.

DIG Dr. Kolachi presented NHMP institutional souvenir shields to VC-SU Prof. Dr. Fateh Muhammad Burfat, SU Dean Prof. Dr. Zareen Abbasi and Director STAGS Dr. Sumera Umrani on this occasion.

NHMP officials DSP Petaro Faraz Hashim, Arshad Ali Shah and Toufeeq Ahmed Qureshi, faculty, officers, employees and hundreds of students participated in the seminar.

Inspector Muhammad Danish of NHMP moderated the proceedings of the program.