KARACHI: Sindh Minister for Excise and Taxation & Narcotics Control and Parliamentary Affairs Mukesh Kumar Chawla has said that no manual challan for property tax will be issued and issue of shortage of the staff will be resolved by rationalizing the postings.

All officers are asked to furnish sanctioned strength, working strength and shortage of staff to the Director General Excise and Taxation, he said while presiding over a meeting held in his office on Monday, said a statement.

Secretary Excise & Taxation and Narcotics Control Abdul Rahim Shaikh, Director General Shabbir Ahmed Shaikh, Director Taxes-I and other directors also attended the meeting.

He also directed to start assessment of property units as per guidelines and guest houses should also be brought into the tax net and the same would be done for commercial units and private schools as well.

He emphasized upon the officers that they should personally visit the areas in their jurisdiction to detect and bring the un-assessed property units in tax net.

He said that no one is above the law and we are supposed to achieve the target.

On this occasion it was also decided to establish taxation court for improvement in recovery of property tax.

Director General Excise and Taxation Shabbir Ahmed Shaikh briefed the meeting regarding steps taken for the recovery of property taxes and ensuring the proper attendance of the officers.

Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2018