Excise minister happy over 2017 tax collection target

KARACHI: Provincial Minister for Excise and Taxation & Narcotics Mukesh Kumar Chawla said Thursday that all officers and officials are supposed to work hard to get their tax targets and if they work hard, we can easily get our targets.

This he said while presiding over a meeting here in his office. Secretary Excise and Taxation & Narcotics Control Abdul Haleem Shaikh, Director General Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui and Regional Directors also attended the meeting.

He expressed his satisfaction over the tax collections during current fiscal year from July 2017 to December 2017, adding that he said however it was the need of the hour to accelerate the recovery of the taxes and especially in term of property tax collection .

Chawla added, “Measures should be taken for recovery of outstanding dues and regular report should also be maintained in this regard properly.” He was sure that timely recovery of the taxes is a must and unless we are able to get our tax targets we have to remain busy `.

On this occasion Director General ET & NC Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui briefed the Provincial Minister ET & NC Mukesh Kumar Chawla regarding recovery of the taxes.