HAFIZABAD

Different local organisations have taken out a rally and staged sit-in at Fawara Chowk against the low pressure of Sui gas in the city.

Led by Sunni Tehreek President Syed Usman Shah Naqvi, PTI  President Amanullah Sandhu and Power Looms Union President Muhammad Zaman Ansari, participants of the rally raised slogans against the SNGPL authorities for deliberately supplying low pressure gas in the city as a result of which cooking of meals by the housewives become impossible.

They said that supply of sui gas had been stopped altogether due to closing of main gas wall in some localities. They demanded uninterrupted sui gas in to the city.

DCO directs early recovery of taxes: DCO Mansoor Qadir has directed the Assistant Commissioners, Tehsildars and Revenue Officers in the district to expedite recovery of government dues and warned that he would show zero tolerance to the negligent, inefficient officers.

Addressing a meeting of ACs, Tehsildars and other officers, he said that hundred percent recovery targets should be achieved before June 30 and habitual defaulters should be arrested for non-payment.

AD Collector Nauman Hafees told the meeting that Rs1,91,000,00 under the head of agriculture Income Tax, Rs1.3 million under the head of local rate, Rs6,74,000 under head of water rate, Rs113 million under stump duty, Rs52 million under the registration fee, Rs23 million under the capital value tax and Rs119 million as mutation fee had been recovered during the current year.

The DCO lauded the performance of the Revenue Department and directed them to ensure 100 per cent recovery before June 30.

Meanwhile, land records of 400 out of 434 villages in Pindi Bhattian and Hafizabad tehsils have been computerised under the Land Record Management Information System Project (LRMIS) where ownership deeds (Fard Malkiyat) are being issued to the applicants at Rs150.

Land Records Assistant Director Waseem Ahmad said that all possible facilities were being provided to the applicants at service centres. He further said that due to computerised ownership records, chances of corruption, fraud and forgery had been eliminated altogether.