More than 600,000 vehicle registration documents could not be found in the Provincial offices of Excise and Taxation across the Punjab making such vehicles doubtful.
It is learned that HAMSON Company, which is working on file scanning, has alerted the Excise Department about the situation. But the Excise department has badly failed to meet the requirement of record tracing.
After the registration of vehicles in the province, the original documents are returned to the owner. At the time of registration of the vehicles, the original documents are scanned. While the record of scanning of vehicles is kept by the Excise Department. It has been revealed during scanning of vehicles that there is no record of more than 600,000 vehicles in Punjab excise offices at various districts. However, the absence of scanning records has made the registration of vehicles suspicious. And Motor Transport Management Information System (MTMIS) is also silent regarding the data of these 600,000 vehicles. HAMSON Company, which is working on file scanning, has alerted the Excise Department about the situation. The Excise Department had also issued instructions to all the directors of the province and the Motor Registration Authority to complete the record by December 31, 2020. Current Director General Excise and Taxation Saleha Saeed who had also served as Deputy Commissioner Lahore is not as active as she was as DC Lahore. As per breakup provided by HAMSON company, there is no scanning record of more than 141,000 registered vehicles in Gujranwala division. Among them 14,000 in Mandi Bahauddin, 23,000 in Sialkot, 23,000 in Gujranwala City, 31,000 in Gujarat, 9,000 in Narowal and 16,000 in Hafizabad. Similarly, there is no scanning record of more than 110,000 registered vehicles in Bahawalpur division. These include 58,000 vehicles in Bahawalpur City, 32,000 in Bahawalnagar and more than 19,000 in Rahim Yar Khan.
The scanning record of more than 89,000 registered vehicles in Sargodha division has also not been found. These include 49,000 vehicles in Sargodha City, 22,000 in Bhakkar, 10,000 in Khushab and more than 7,000 in Mianwali.
The scanning record of more than 85,000 registered vehicles in DG Khan Division is also missing. These include 52,000 in DG Khan City, 13,000 in Rajanpur and more than 9,000 each in Muzaffargarh and Layyah.
Similarly, there is no scanning record of more than 75,000 registered vehicles in Multan division. These include 36,000 in Vehari, 17,000 in Lodhran, 10,000 in Multan and more than 6,000 in Khanewal. More than 42,000 registered vehicles in Sahiwal division have also no scanning record. These include 22,000 vehicles in Sahiwal City, 10,000 in Okara and more than 9,000 in Pakpattan.
There is no scanning record of more than 28,000 registered vehicles in Faisalabad division. These include 19,000 in Faisalabad City, 5,000 in Toba Tek Singh, 3,000 in Chiniot and more than 500 in Chiniot. Similarly, there is no scanning record of more than 25,000 registered vehicles in Rawalpindi division. Among them, 8,000 are in Rawalpindi City, 7,000 in Chakwal, 4,000 in Attock and Jhelum. Includes more than 3,000 vehicles. While in Lahore division there is no scanning record of more than 16 thousand registered vehicles. Among them 15 thousand in Kasur. There are 700 vehicles in Sheikhupura and more than 50 vehicles in Nankana Sahib. And their scanning record is missing.