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Timely Collection Of Taxes Is Important Requirement, Says Mukesh Kumar Chawla

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By Our Web Reporter

KARACHI– Provincial Minister for Excise & Taxation and Narcotics Control Department & Parliamentary Affairs Mukesh Kumar Chawla has directed the officers to further improve the tax collection situation as a timely collection of taxes is a matter of urgency. He said this while presiding over a meeting at his office here today. The meeting was also attended by Secretary Excise & Taxation and Narcotics Control Department Abdul Haleem Sheikh, Directors General Haji Saleem Bhutto, Munir Ahmed Zardari, Additional Director Nasir Affandi, all Regional Directors and concerned officers.

The meeting reviewed the collection of taxes by December 2020 and measures to eradicate drugs in the province. Besides, Provincial Minister for Excise & Taxation and Narcotics Control Department and Parliamentary Affairs Mukesh Kumar Chawla also directed to form a team to conduct an internal audit of Motor Vehicle Wing. Issues related to excise check posts and excise police stations were also discussed in the meeting.

Addressing the meeting, Provincial Minister Mukesh Kumar Chawla said that despite the current situation of Coronavirus, the overall situation of tax collection is better but effective steps should be taken for online tax collection. He further said that challans of property tax and professional tax should also be computerized to maintain transparency in the collection of taxes. Mukesh Kumar Chawla said that wherever there was a shortage of staff, the shortage should be rectified immediately so that there would be no disruption in official affairs. He said that no negligence would be tolerated in the collection of taxes and provision of facilities to the people and the officers should perform their duties honestly and diligently.