KARACHI: Sindh Excise Department would establish a Taxation Court in order to trial tax defaulters.

This was stated by Provincial Minister for Excise and Taxation & Narcotics Control Mukesh Kumar Chawla while presiding over a meeting here in his office on Thursday. Secretary Excise Abdul Haleem Shaikh, Director General Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui and other officers also attended the meeting.

He asked the director taxes to hire a suitable private accommodation on rental basis for establishment of taxation court within the budgetary allocation as per rules and policy. He added, “The objective of establishing taxation court is to collect taxes from tax defaulters and to bring them under the law.

Meanwhile, Chawla has taken serious notice of the news that few official of the department have been identified for supplying drugs to the gangs. He asked the director concerned to probe the matter, unearth facts and furnish specific recommendation regarding the involvement of the officials mentioned in the news. He warned all the officers and official not to indulge in any illegal activity in either case. A strict action would be taken against them because he was not going to see any malfunctioning in his department.