Legislation will be made regarding billboards soon, says Mian Aslam

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Senior Provincial Minister Mian Aslam Iqbal has said that classification and bar coding of shop boards will be done while legislation will also be made regarding billboards.

This would apply to all PHAs in the province and the tax base will also be expanded. He said this while chairing a meeting on Friday to deliberate on the achievement of the set goals of the afforestation plan 2022. The meeting took important decisions to increase the revenue of the Parks and Horticulture Authority (PHA).

Aslam Iqbal said the PHA Lahore collected one and a half billion rupees every year, which could be increased to eight billion. He ordered special dis-counts should be given to the impecunious strata

to hold their marriage ceremonies in PHA-maintained parks and grounds and advised that no one should be harassed in the collection of taxes.

If any officer or official is found guilty of corruption, action will be taken against him under PEEDA Act, 2006, he warned and asked for the details of the saplings planted under the plantation plan.

He also directed to ensure that the goals of the plan-tation plan 2022 should be achieved.