LAHORE - After the delay of 11 years, the Punjab Excises And Taxation (E&T) Department has come into action to get approved the "Excise Police Stations" in 34 districts to curb the drug peddling and to execute strict action against the tax defaulters in the province. The authority concerned is preparing the summary in consultation with police following the line of Sindh Excise and Taxation department. The summary is likely to be sent to the Punjab government by the end of May. Assistant excise and taxation officers will act as SHOs in the police stations.   The Excise Police Stations will be established in phases. In first phase, they will be established in Lahore, Gujranwala, Rawalpindi, Faisalabad, Sargodha, Multan, Bahawalpur and Dera Ghazi Khan.   When asked, Secretary Excise Hassan Nawaz Tarar replied that department would send the summary to the Punjab government to seek formal approval for setting up Excise Police Stations in the province. He said that department would make all out efforts to establish such police stations. He said that they would help department to execute its operational obligations leading to boost its revenue generation. He said that these police stations would be established in all districts. He said that the department would seek technical and training assistance from the police department.   According to the summary, anti-narcotics laws will be executed in true letter and spirit. They included the Punjab Tobacco Vend Act, 1958, the Punjab Tobacco Vend Rules, 1958, the Punjab Liquor License Rules, the Punjab Liquor Import, Export, Transport and Possession Rules, the Punjab Excise (Grant of Rewards to informers and Other Persons) Rules, the Punjab Liquor Permit and Pass Rules, the Punjab Distillery Rules, the Punjab Brewery Rules, the Punjab Chemical Works Rules, the Punjab Spirituous Preparations Bonded Ware-House Rules, the Punjab Excise Barrier Rules, the Punjab Intoxicants Confiscation Rules, the Punjab Local Option Act 1923, the Prohibition (Enforcement of Hadd) Order 1979, the Prohibition (Enforcement of Hadd) Rules 1979. Sources revealed that there were also suggestions that these excise police stations would be established in the City District Lahore, divided into three regions including Region-A, Lahore Region-B and Lahore Region-C on the basis of the workload.   It may be recalled that in 1997 the then caretaker governor Khawaja Tariq Rahim had approved the establishment of excise police stations and a notification was also issued to the Punjab interior ministry. But to due to unavoidable reasons, the excise police stations could not be established.