SIALKOT
Reports have revealed that the Revenue Department, followed by the police department, has topped in corruption and bribe in all the government departments of Gujranwala Division.
Thus, the Anti Corruption Establishment (ACE) has evolved a strategy to find out millionaire Patwaries of the Revenue Department by getting details of their assets, moveable and unmovable properties.
The provincial high-ups of the ACE have also issued directions to the ACE officials concerned in Gujranwala Division to find out the millionaire Patwaries and bring them to task. According to the ACE sources, intelligence agencies have sent their inquiry reports to the federal and provincial governments about the mounting corruption in the government departments of Sialkot, Narowal, Gujrat, Mandi Bahauddin , Hafizabad and Gujranwala districts.
They disclosed that the department's Tehsildars, Naib Tehsildars , Qannongos,  Gardawars and Patwaries have become owners of luxury houses, markets and plazas located in the posh areas due to  their larger scale corruption and no legal action had yet been taken against them by any competent authority despite the registration of corruption and fraud cases against them. Most of the revenue officials especially Patwaries have become millionaire as they were now the owners of the luxury houses, big moveable, immovable properties including shopping centres, markets and plazas in the posh areas through their undetected massive corruption and malpractices.
The reports added that the most of the Patwaries do not perform their official duties after the start of the computerised record system. Now, they do their personal business there.
Hundreds of corruption cases have already been registered against the local Patwaries, while several accused have also been arrested red handed while taking bribe from people. However, no necessary action had ever been taken against them.
STEPS TAKEN: Inland Revenue Sialkot Chief Commissioner Abdul Rehman Dogar has said that the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) was taking steps to ensure maximum tax collection, besides, further simplifying the tax depositing system for facilitating taxpayers.
He was addressing a ceremony after inaugurating the newly established building of the Income Tax Department in Daska.
He asked the FBR officials to utilize their full energies to bring maximum people and traders under the tax net.
Earlier, Chief Commissioner inaugurated the newly constructed building of Income Tax Department in Daska city here.
Commissioner Income Tax Ghazanfar Hussain, Additional Commissioner Behzad Anwar, Deputy Commissioners Muhammad Ismail and Hafiz Muhammad Qasim Haroon were also present.
Workshop for SMEs held
The Small & Medium Enterprises Development Authority (Smeda) in collaboration with the Sialkot Chamber of Commerce and Industry organised a training programme titled "Finance for Non-finance Managers" at SCCI auditorium.
The training programme was aimed to help SMEs learn the basic financial terminology and key accounting concepts including the flow of money in a business, its accounting and key financial statements (profit and loss account, balance sheet and cash flow).
The trainers explained the key terms like organisational basics, financing, investing, operating activities, business cash flows. The other concepts taught included financial statements, accounting process, journals and ledgers, debits and credits work, accounting equation and accounting cycle. Three basic financial statements namely balance sheet, income statement and cash flow statement were also discussed along with common size analysis.
The training programme was a part of the strategy of Smeda for increasing financial literacy of the SMEs so as to enable them to better manage and control their businesses.