LAHORE - The Punjab government has collected around Rs250 million as property tax, hotel bed tax, education cess, farm houses and under other heads at Lahore office of Excise and Taxation Department during the month of December last year. The property, token and services taxes are the major source of income of the government and modern computerized technology is being introduced for improving the system of receipt of taxes.

Provincial Minister for Excise & Taxation and Finance Mujtaba Shuja-ur-Rehman said that government is modernizing the system of receipt of taxes and positive results are being witnessed.

Addressing a meeting of the officers of Excise & Taxation Department, he said that government has adopted the policy of computerization and e-technology in government affairs and encouraging results are being witnessed especially in the recovery of taxes. He said that more offices of the department are being set up in the cities having a higher population for facilitating the citizens in the payment of taxes while the system of online payment of taxes is also being introduced, Secretary, Directors and other officers were present on the occasion.