Vehicle registration plates of Pakistan

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Vehicle registration plates of Pakistan are issued by an agency of the provincial or territorial government. Generally, the appearance of plates is frequently chosen to contain symbols, colours, or slogans associated with the issuing jurisdiction. All vehicle registration plates use the Latin alphabet.

Design[edit]

Vehicle registration plate numbers are usually assigned in ascending order, beginning with a starting point such as AAA-001. Thus, someone familiar with the sequence can determine roughly when the vehicle registration plate was issued. The letters I, O and U are not used to avoid confusion with 1, 0 and V. Many provinces distinguish their vehicle registration plates through distinctive colour schemes and logos. For example, the Datura metel flower has appeared on every Punjab plate since 2007. In Sindh, plates have long featured the provincial coat of arms with a distinctive yellow background. Islamabad Capital Territory recently unveiled a new plate with Faisal Mosque in the background. Typically, the registration number is embossed. Other identifying information, such as the name of the issuing jurisdiction and the vehicle class, can be either surface-printed or embossed. The Government of Pakistan fixed the size for all their passenger vehicle registration plates at six inches in height by twelve inches in width, although these figures may vary slightly by jurisdiction. Smaller-sized plates are used for motorcycles, scooters and rickshaws.

Federal plates[edit]

Pakistan vehicle registration plates
Ministry/Department Image Example Description
Government of Pakistan Plates are green with white letters and numbers.
Foreign Diplomats Plates are red with white letters and numbers.
Armed Forces of Pakistan Plates are green with black letters and numbers.
Ministries of Pakistan Plates are green with white letters and numbers.
Police Plates are blue and red with white letters and numbers.

Provincial plates[edit]

Each province and territory has its own vehicle registration plate design.

Azad Jammu & Kashmir[edit]

Azad Jammu & Kashmir vehicle registration plates[1]
Vehicle Type Image Example Description
Cars AA·BB·000 Plates are white with black letters and numbers. The plates consist of four letters and three numbers, with Azad Jammu & Kashmir written above and the name of the issuing city below.
Motorcycles AA·BB
000
Plates are white with black letters and numbers. The plates consist of four letters and three numbers, with AJK written above only.
Public transport AA·BB·000 Plates are yellow with black letters and numbers. The plates consist of four letters and three numbers, with Azad Jammu & Kashmir written above and the name of the issuing city below.
Government AA·BB·000 Plates are green with black letters and numbers. The plates consist of four letters and three numbers, with Azad Jammu & Kashmir written above.

Balochistan[edit]

Balochistan vehicle registration plates[2]
Vehicle Type Image Example Description
Cars AA·000 Plates are white with black letters and numbers. The plates consist of two letters and three numbers with the Balochistan coat of arms between them. Balochistan written above and the name of the issuing city below.
Motorcycles AA
000
Plates are white with black letters and numbers. The plates consist of two letters above and three numbers below with a small Balochistan coat of arms on the left. Balochistan written above only.
Public transport AA·000 Plates are yellow with black letters and numbers. The plates consist of four letters and three numbers, with Balochistan written above and the name of the issuing city below.
Government AA·000 Plates are green with black letters and numbers. The plates consist of four letters and three numbers, with Balochistan written above.

Federally Administered Tribal Areas[edit]

Federally Administered Tribal Areas vehicle registration plates
Vehicle Type Image Example Description
Cars
Motorcycles
Public transport
Government

Gilgit-Baltistan[edit]

Gilgit-Baltistan vehicle registration plates
Vehicle Type Image Example Description
Cars
Motorcycles
Public transport
Government

Islamabad Capital Territory[edit]

Islamabad Capital Territory vehicle registration plates[3]
Vehicle Type Image Example Description
Cars
Motorcycles
Pbecoolbro
Government

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa[edit]

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa vehicle registration plates[4]
Vehicle Type Image Example Description
Cars AA·000 Plates are white with black letters and numbers. The plates consist of two letters and three numbers with the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa's coat of arms between them. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is written above and the name of the issuing city below. Issuing cities are Peshawar, Charsadda, Nowshera, Abbottabad, Bannu, and Kohat.
Motorcycles AA
000
Plates are white plate with black letters, but smaller in dimension. The plates consist of two letters above and three numbers below with the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa's coat of arms on the left. KP is written above and the name of the issuing city below. Issuing cities are Peshawar, Charsadda, Nowshera, Abbottabad, Bannu, and Kohat.
Public transport AA·000 Plates are yellow with black letters.
Government AA·000 Plates are green with white letters.

Punjab[edit]

Punjab vehicle registration plates[5]
Vehicle Type Image Example Description
Cars AAA
000
Plates are white with black letters and numbers. A green banner is found on the left with Punjab written at the bottom and an image of the Datura metel provincial flower above. On the right the issuing year is written (ex. 06). The city name is usually not written, however the first letter usually denotes the city from which the registration took place (ex. L for Lahore, M for Multan, R for Rawalpindi).
Motorcycles AAA
000
Plates are white with black letters and numbers, but smaller in dimension. A green banner is found on the left with Punjab written at the bottom and an image of the Datura metel provincial flower above. On the right the issuing year is written (ex. 06). The city name is usually not written, however the first letter usually denotes the city from which the registration took place (ex. L for Lahore, M for Multan, R for Rawalpindi).
Public transport AAA
000
Plates are yellow with black letters. A green banner is found on the left with Punjab written at the bottom and an image of the Datura metel provincial flower above.
Government AAA
000
Plates are fully green with white letters. The green banner is found on the left with Punjab written at the bottom and an image of the Datura metel provincial flower above.

Sindh[edit]

Sindh vehicle registration plates[6]
Vehicle Type Image Example Description
Cars AAA·000 Plates are yellow with embossed black letters and numbers. The plates consist of three letters and three numbers with the Sindh coat of arms above. Sindh is written above only. Plates start with alphabets (beginning with AAA) followed by a string of numbers (beginning with 001).
Motorcycles AAA
000
Plates are yellow with embossed black letters and numbers, but smaller in dimension.
Public transport AAA·000 Plates are black with white letters and numbers.
Government AAA·000 Plates are fully green with white letters and numbers embossed. Plates start with alphabets (GS) (GP) (GL) HC for high court (SP) for sindh police followed by a string of numbers.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://mosttraveledpeople.com/images/temp/820_201205010441_1097_2012_Pakistan_1_260.jpg
  2. ^ http://s9.postimg.org/sapas85y7/2012.jpg
  3. ^ http://i.imgur.com/MkMOWY1.jpg
  4. ^ http://i.imgur.com/MWEQhYz.jpg
  5. ^ http://faisalabadpost.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Number-plate.jpg
  6. ^ http://img.alibaba.com/photo/51241840/Pakistan_License_Plate.jpg

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