SADIQABAD/RAHIM YAR KHAN - The Zonal Tax Office Inland Revenue has been put in place in Rahim Yar Khan. The inauguration ceremony was held in the Zonal Tax Office on Khanpur Road.

The ceremony was attended by Regional Tax Office Bahawalpur Chief Commissioner Inland Revenue Ghulam Kazim Hussain as chief guest. Other participants included DCO Dr Ahmad Javed Qazi, Tax Bar Association President Muhammad Ashraf Javed, Anjuman Tajran Central President Mian Abdul Khaliq, CNG Association President Waqar Sindhu, Rahim Yar Khan Chamber of Commerce and Industry President Muzaffar Saleem and other official of the chamber Muhammad Ibrahim besides other businessmen.

Addressing the ceremony, the chief commissioner said that the businessmen, lawyers and other tax payers would be provided with all the facilities regarding tax within the district and they need not go to Bahawalpur now.

Later, Zonal Tax Office Commissioner Dr Javed Shehar Yar appreciated the efforts made by the chief commissioner, the district business community and the chamber for the establishment of the tax office in the area.

 He added that after their strenuous endeavours, the Federal Board of Revenue approved the setting up of the office. Especially he thanked the chief commissioner for making struggle in this regard.

Appreciating the move, the RYKCCI president said that the establishment of the office in the district was the chamber's longstanding demand.

He further urged the chief commissioner to facilitate the local people regarding issuance of NTN certificates at the tax office so that the lawyer too could take benefit from the office.

He disclosed that now the lawyers' cases would be heard in the Khanpur office instead of in that of Bahawalpur. In order to become a member of the chamber, he explained, the issuance of the NTN certificate is the basic requirement for a company.

REGULARISATION DEMANDED: A meeting of Toyota Employees Association was held at the Technical Training Institute in Rahim Yar Khan. It was attended by all the office-bearers and members of the association.

Addressing the participants, TEA President Muhammad Aslam said that the Toyota employees had been diligently discharging their duties for the last many years.

But, he added, they had still not been regularised and were deprived of their basic right, nor had their salaries been raise according to the Punjab government's pay scale. Therefore, the workers were on tenterhooks, he said. On the occasion, the TEA general secretary urged the government to regularise them under its notification 2009.