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January 15, 2020

Drive against vehicle tax defaulters ends with collection of over Rs20m

Karachi

January 15, 2020

The Sindh Excise department has ended its campaign against vehicle tax defaulters during which around Rs20 millions were collected from motorists, according to a statement issued on Tuesday.

A total of Rs22,106,293 were collected in terms of tax and fines during the province-wide drive, said an excises spokesman . As many as 29,000 vehicles were checked during the campaign which began on December 23 in Sindh, he said.

The drive ended on January 2 in all parts of the province except for Karachi, where the campaign continued until January 10, he added. A total of 29,624 vehicles were checked in Sindh, the spokesman said.

He said Sindh Minister for Excise & Taxation, Narcotics Control and Parliamentary Affairs Mukesh Kumar Chawla was apprised of the details about the campaign during a meeting at his office yesterday.

The meeting was also attended by Secretary Excise & Taxation and Narcotics Control Abdul Haleem Sheikh, Director General Excise & Taxation and Narcotics Control Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui and other officers.

In his briefing, Siddiqui told the meeting that 978 vehicles were impounded across the province for various reasons, while documents of 2,166 vehicles were also confiscated.

The meeting was informed that Rs4,704,824 were collected in Karachi, Rs3,967,677 in Hyderabad, Rs2,395,168 in Sukkur, Rs4,635,966 in Larkana, Rs3,160,696 in Mirpurkhas and Rs3,241,962 in Shaheed Benazirabad.

Addressing the meeting, the minister "expressed his satisfaction over the success of the campaign and praised the performance of the officers and the staff”.

He also thanked the citizens for their support and cooperation during the camping. The minister hoped that the vehicle tax defaulters would soon deposit their taxes. He instructed the relevant officers to periodically encourage motorists through the media to pay their due taxes on time.