LAHORE - Public Facility Department of City District Government has proposed the higher authorities to add 'Management Tax in parking stands token for providing security and protection of vehicles from theft, TheNation learnt on Monday. It was also learnt that the contractors of all the parking stands of the City would have to pay cash to the owner of the vehicles in case of any incident of vehicle theft from the parking stands after implementation of proposed tax. In this regard, District Officer (DO) Public Facility, Chaudhry Abdul Shakoor told that an informal summery of proposal had been sent to the Commissioner Lahore for sanction. He said that the rates of parking stand tokens would be enhanced in case of approval of the summery of proposed management tax, which would benefit the parking stand contractors. He requested the authorities concerned of CDG to impose not less than 100 percent of tax on the token of parking stands, adding that imposition of such management tax would not only provide security to vehicles but also help in generating revenue for the City District Government. He pointed out that district government earlier had fixed Rs 5 for motorcycles and Rs 10 for cars as token fee for all the parking stands including parking stands of hospitals, government offices, parks, gardens, historical places and markets. According to him, the authorities concerned had introduced this rate approximately two decades ago; since then nobody reflected over increase in the amount despite the repeated demands of contractors due to price hike in the country. The DO also disclosed that according to the CDG by-laws, the main objective of imposition of such parking fee was to provide place to the citizens for parking while security fees was not included in it. I think such low rate of parking tokens was not justified for the security of vehicles because the contractors would have to hire security staff for the protection of the vehicles parked in the parking lots approved by district government in particular, Ch Abdul Shakoor remarked. Earlier, it was not fair with the contractors of parking stands to be interrogated by police and the CDG authorities concerned in case of any vehicle theft incident because they were not charging security fee from the vehicle owners. Despite, it does not mean that the contractor is above law and order, or cant be probed. 13 ponds fumigated On the directives of Executive District Officer (Health) Dr Fiaz Ahmad Ranjha, special squad of City District Government Lahore (CDGL) on Tuesday fumigated 181 houses, 16 schools and 35 mosques of 17 union councils in the City under the surveillance of District Officer Public Health Dr Shahid Ikram. According to a handout issued here on Monday, the special squad also sprayed oil and insecticides in 13 ponds of the City to stop the growth of mosquitoes.