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Punjab okays Rs100 tax waiver on sale, transfer of registered vehicles

By Our Correspondent
March 28, 2020

LAHORE: The Cabinet Committee on Legislative Business has approved the proposal to waive off Rs100 being levied on the sale and transfer of registered vehicles and increase in the financial assistance of the Benevolent Fund for the civil servants.

The approval was given in the 24th meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Legislative Business held at Civil Secretariat on Friday. Minister for Law, Parliamentary Affairs and Social Welfare Raja Basharat chaired the meeting.

Provincial Minister for Housing Mian Mahmood-ul-Rashid, Provincial Minister for Excise and Taxation Hafiz Mumtaz Ahmed, Additional Chief Secretary Shaukat Ali and secretaries of the respective departments were also present.

The committee allowed the proposed amendments to the LDA’s Private Housing Schemes Rules 2014, the draft of LDA Land Use Rules 2020 was given go-ahead after detailed discussion. The committee deferred the proposal to regulate contract employees of public health engineering department and nodded on bringing amendments to the Punjab Workmen Compensation (amended) Act 2019 and the Industrial and Commercial Employment (Standing Order) Act 2020.

According to the government guidelines regarding the meeting, proper distance between the seats was kept and the participants took face masks, sanitizers and other safeguards to prevent Coronavirus infection.