Chief Minister Maryam Nawaz Sharif Approves Construction of 03 Police Stations for Narcotics Control


Chief Minister Punjab Maryam Nawaz Sharif directed to create a new department for anti-narcotics, while chairing a review meeting on Department of Excise, Taxation and Narcotics Control. She also directed to clear the backlog of registration plates of motor vehicles.

Madam Chief Minister said, “All resourceful people who are not paying tax currently should be brought into the tax net.” She added,”Tax on houses needs to be rationalized.” Madam Chief Minister directed the authorities concerned to prepare an assessment report on the difference of property tax due to mismatch in the properties’ rental values and DC rates. She approved to set up a tax consultancy unit for proper evaluation of tax.

Earlier, Madam Chief Minister was briefed that 13 excise check posts will be established to prevent smuggling of goods and drugs. Moreover, the launch of e-stamped documents for e-registrations of vehicles will result in 12.5% increase in tax collection. The revival of opium factory and the review of pharmaceuticals will add a tax revenue of Rs 900 million. The authorities concerned also apprised the Chief Minister that Excise Department will start providing services through Dastak Program at people’s doorsteps. Excise Department will also work with Safe City Authority for the recovery of challans.

Former Senator Pervaiz Rashid, MPA Sania Ashiq, Chief Secretary, Secretaries Finance, Excise and other senior officers concerned attended the meeting.