KARACHI - Many documents of private vehicles are missing in the motor vehicles section of Excise and Taxation Department, TheNation has learnt. Sources privy to the matter told that officials of motor vehicles section had recruited privately over one hundred employees in the department. They said that these private employees under the supervision of the other officials were involved in the business of selling original files of the vehicles to the people on high rates who used them for smuggled and other vehicles. The sources added that they also used to receive at least Rs 50,000 for issuing duplicate file to the original owners of the vehicles when anyone came to collect the original file of his vehicle. The official further said that nearly 20,000 files had been misplaced since 2007 from the departments record room. On the other hand, Excise & Taxation vehicles record room in charge AETO Rizwan Qureshi when contacted, neither declined nor accepted the misplacing of the vehicles files and said that there were almost 500,000 files in the record room and due to such a large number, some had been wasted as they were old while some went missing.