Excise and Taxation Rawalpindi on Wednesday impounded 50 vehicles after it launched general hold up against token tax defaulters, improper number plates and unregistered vehicles.
Talking to APP Assistant Excise and Taxation Officer Sohail Shahzad informed that nine special teams on the directives of E&T Rawalpindi Director Ch. Sohail Arshad and Motor-vehicle Registration Authority (MRA) Officer Rawalpindi Sohail Sabir checked a large number of vehicles at different points of the district and also confiscated 550 registration books of the token tax defaulters.
He said, the teams conducted special checking of vehicles under his supervision while Excise Inspectors, Gul Sher Khan, Malik Javed, Raza Shah, Zulfiqar Abbas, Ehtisham ul Haq, Jahangir Khan, Ajmal Bhatti and Fayyaz Babar were incharges of the teams deployed in different areas.
He said that the authorities concerned have strictly ordered to tighten noose around the vehicle of token and other taxes defaulters. The department will not release any impounded vehicle until the defaulters pay the tax. He said, the citizens should help the department to indicate the vehicles which are plying on roads without payment of token tax fee and custom duty so that the department could take legal action against these defaulters as per law.He informed that earlier, the citizens were provided an opportunity to avail 10 percent rebate by paying token tax of their vehicles before September 30 for 2018-19 financial year.—APP