Excise dept recovers Rs22m from defaulting vehicles

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Staff Reporter
The Sindh Excise Department had recovered over Rs 22.1 million during the road checking
campaign against tax defaulting vehicles from December 23 to January10, across Sindh province.This
was stated by Sindh Minister for Excise and Taxation & Narcotics Control and Parliamentary Affairs
Mukesh Kumar Chawla held in a meeting at his office here the other day. During the road checking
campaign, a total of 29624 vehicles were checked and Rs. 22.106 million recovered in terms of taxes and
penalties.Secretary Excise and Taxation & Narcotics Control Abdul Haleem Sheikh, Director General
Excise and Taxation & Narcotics Control Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui and other officers attended the
meeting.Shoaib Siddiqui briefed the participants of meeting that during the road checking campaign,
978 vehicles were seized across the province for various reasons and the documents of 2166 vehicles
were also seized. The meeting was informed that Rs 4704824 were recovered from Karachi, Rs 3967677
from Hyderabad, Rs 2395168 from Sukkur, Rs 4635966 from Larkana, Rs 3160696 from Mirpurkhas and
Rs 3241962 from Shaheed Benazirabad in terms of taxes and fines. Speaking on the occasion, Mukesh
Kumar Chawla expressed his satisfaction over the success of the road checking campaign and praised
the performance of the officers. He said that the public support in the road checking campaign was also
wonderful and hopefully the owners of the tax defaulting vehicles would deposit their taxes soon.He

directed the concerned officers to encourage tax payers through media to pay their due taxes on time to
avoid any untoward situation on roads.The Excise and Taxation Department had started a province-wide
campaign against vehicle tax defaulters in December last. The department has constituted teams to
carry out the drive. Director General Excise and Taxation & Narcotics Control Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui had
said a massive public awareness campaign had been launched through media to inform people that
vehicle tax should be deposited in time.During the campaign, he said, teams would confiscate vehicles
of tax defaulters and they would only be returned after payment of motorists pay vehicle tax.In a press
statement meeting, Chawla at the occasion had said it was mandatory for people to get vehicles
registered on their names immediately after purchase or transfer of vehicles.If a vehicle was used in a
crime, he said, the person on whose name the vehicle was registered would involved in the legal
proceedings.To make it payment of vehicle tax convenient for people, the mister said, there were 15
branches of the National Bank of Pakistan which were collecting tax. “The details of these branches are
posted on the department's website and published in newspapers as well,” he added., Siddiqui
mentioned the names of the bank branches. They are Awami Markaz, Clifton, Site Area, Nazimabad,
Shahbaz Building Hyderabad, Millat Road, Korangi Industrial Area, M.A. Jinnah, Dinsu Hall, Fatima Road
Jinnah Road Hyderabad, DHA, PIDC, I.I Chandigarh Road, Gulshan and High Court area.