Property tax challan to be dispatch through courier service to residents: Shah

Special Correspondent

Provincial Caretaker Minister for Irrigation, Inter Provincial Coordination, Public Health Engineering, Rural Development and Excise & Taxation, Mushtaq Ahmed Shah asked the Excise and Taxation Department Sindh to dispatch all property tax challan through a reputed courier service to the city residents in order to improve property tax collections and keep it at reasonable rates so that the people can afford it.He was presiding over a meeting at Sindh Secretariat Building here on Thursday. Secretary ET & NC Ajaz Ahmed Mehaser, Director Generals Shabbir Ahmed Siddiqui and Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui and all regional directors also attended the meeting.
He suggested for sending text massages and reminders to property tax defaulters to pay the taxes in time.Caretaker Minister, Mushtaq Ahmed Shah was of the opinion that the sub-registrar offices should be bound to ask the people concerned to produce paid property tax certificate at the time of property transfer adding that he said that it would definitely improve tax collections.
It was also decided in the meeting that choice number series should go together with normal serial number.
Shah also suggested establishing of Executive Counters like NADRA to facilitate the tax payers. On this occasion Director General Shabbir Ahmed Shaikh briefed the caretaker minister regarding the working of Excise and Taxation Department Sindh.
The Director General Narcotics, Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui informed the meeting that the check posts at boarders were doing good job and usually 200 to 250 cases regarding narcotics were detected per year.
The caretaker minister Mushtaq Shah assured that proper training would be arranged for the officers, officials of the ET&NC department to enable them to meet the challenges of the changing circumstances.

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