Caretaker Punjab government has announced the new fee for the learner’s driving licence, as part of the decisions taken in the 33rd meeting of the provincial cabinet, reports The News.
After the cabinet’s approval, the fee for the learner’s driving licence in Punjab has been increased from Rs60 to Rs1,000.
The cabinet decided that the increase in the licence fee would come into effect from January 1, 2024.
However, citizens of the United States and Pakistani citizens living in the US, Canada and any other foreign country can get a driving licence by paying $100 online, the provincial cabinet’s official press release stated.
Last month, the Lahore High Court (LHC) ordered the authorities to arrest motorists driving without a licence and expressed displeasure over the violation of traffic rules. Justice Ali Zia Bajwa passed the remarks while hearing an appeal filed by the suspect challenging the insertion of Section 302 (premeditated murder) of the Pakistan Penal Code.