Opposition moves resolution against ‘burial tax’ in Punjab

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An opposition member on Wednesday filed a resolution against proposed government move to impose tax on burial in graveyards in Punjab. An opposition member of Punjab Assembly, Malik Zaheer Iqbal, has filed a resolution in the provincial assembly, criticizing the government’s proposal to impose 1500 rupees tax on burial of deceased at cemeteries in the province. The resolution also condemns fixing time schedule for burial at graveyards.
The resolution submitted at the assembly’s secretariat said that under the proposal the government will receive Rs. 1500 fee for an adult and 1000 rupees for a minor’s burial at the government’s graveyards.—INP