The Walton Cantonment Board has levied a conservancy tax of Rs. 3,000 for the residents of DHA which is not explainable. The maintenance of roads, water supply and sanitation services, is already charged by DHA from the residents. It is not understood what does the Walton Cantonment Board means by ‘conservancy services’ and what kind of services they are? It seems to be another money grabbing ploy to extract further taxes from the residents of DHA for no services rendered which may be the last straw on the camel’s back which is already loaded with power bills, water bills, mosque fund and security charges adding to several thousand rupees. The Walton Cantonment Board needs to explain the reason for levying this new tax of Rs. 3,000/- for the year 2013-14 as it appears to be an arbitrary tax. The Board should clarify the imposition of this new tax.

DR.MUHAMMAD YAQOOB BHATTI,

Lahore, September 5.