Acquiring a driving licence

A few weeks back I went to the police station located between F-8 and F-9 park. My friend had to get his learner’s driving licence so I thought I would go and see how things happened( I still have to make one for myself. I haven’t even got my ID yet as I am not officially 18 right now). The whole view of the station at first sight had a bad impression on me and showed the typical ineffectiveness of a pakistani system. Due to the different ques that could be seen on different sides of station we couldn’t guess where to go first. After asking several people we finally found the booth where we had to go. My friend got hold of some forms which had to filled. After filling those we had to go to another booth where he was given another form.
When he filled that one out we came to know that one of the earlier forms had to be signed by the docter. The docter had to confirm whether the person acquiring the licence had a good I eye sight or not and to check if the person had any disability. Without checking anything he just signed the form and asked stupid questions such as, “In which school are you studying?”
To submit all the forms you also had to give a photocopy of the CNIC. Unfortunately there was no power in the station so the photocopier couldn’t copy the CNIC. After waiting for sometime for the restoration of the power supply we finally left.
My point here is that why can’t the registration process can be more simple? Why can’t the authorities make an online website where atleast a learners driving permit can be obtained? More over why can’t they buy a generator???

2 Comments so far

  1. A for [pine]Apple (unregistered) on January 28th, 2007 @ 11:55 pm

    Thanksfully, passport’s acquisition process is quite better off … I guess same goes for NIC too … so hopefully you wont have trouble in these things :>

    Driving License … its a sad story in whole …!

  2. hassaan (unregistered) on January 29th, 2007 @ 1:26 pm

    the NIC process is fairly simple, only you hafta wait in the line for atleast an hour. just made mine last week.

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