E&T geared up for clearing number-plates backlog

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Our Correspondent

Multan

The Excise, Taxation & Narcotics Control Department will sign a contract with a subsidiary of the PTCL for clearing backlog of number-plates of vehicles and motorbikes besides issuance of smart cards soon.
Director Excise Abdullah Khan told here on Friday that about 150,000 number-plates and 52,000 smart cards had been pending. He said that backlog of smart cards would be cleared by the next month while number-plates would also be delivered to customers soon.
He said that the previous contract was cancelled because of inordinate delay on the part of the contractor which was the main hurdle in issuance of number-plates and smart cards.