KARACHI - The Sindh Excise and Taxation Department is planning to launch a four-day road checking drive in the city to nab vehicles’ tax defaulters.
According to the department’s spokesperson, following the directives of Provincial Minister for Excise, Taxation & Narcotics Control Mukesh Kumar Chawla road checking campaign will begin across the province on December 11 and will last till 14th.
This was decided at a meeting, chaired by Sindh Minister Mukesh Kumar Chawla, at his office on Wednesday.
Secretary Excise and Taxation & Narcotics Control Abdul Haleem Shaikh, Director General Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui and other officers also attended the meeting. While briefing the meeting, Director General Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui informed that in order to get the desired results, seven teams had been constituted in Karachi alone. “While a number of teams have been constituted by the regional directors, headed by deputy directors and ETOs to check the vehicles at various points in all districts of their divisions,” Siddiqui informed.
He further stated that in Karachi these teams would check the vehicles during two hours in a day at Mazar-e-Quaid, Sharae-e-Quaideen, Muslimabad, Gulistan School, Kharadar, Kaemari, Queens Road, Clifton Bath Island, DHA graveyard, Sunset Boulevard Road, Tooba Mosque, Shaheen Complex, PIDC, Mai Kolachi Bypass, Gulbai, Crown Cinema, Pakola Chowrangi, Johar Chowrangi, Metro Cash and Carry, Pehlwan Goth, PIB Colony, Teen Hatti, Soldier Bazar and Lasbella.
He said that the campaign was being launched against those vehicles whose owners had not paid the motor vehicle tax; whose vehicles were plying without transfer of ownership, and without endorsement of new engine.
Minister Mukesh Kumar Chawla, while expressing his satisfaction over the arrangements, directed the teams to work hard in order to get the desired results from the campaign. “But be polite and honest as well,” he directed.
He advised the defaulting owners of vehicles to pay their taxes in their own interest to avoid any unpleasant situation during the campaign.