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Sindh excise department achieves 105 % tax target: Mushtaq Shah

Karachi, July 03, 2018 (PPI-OT): Provincial Caretaker Minister for Irrigation, Inter Provincial Coordination, Public Health Engineering, Rural Development, Excise and Taxation Mushtaq Ahmed Shah has said that it is a matter of great pleasure that Sindh Excise and Taxation Department has got 105 percent tax collection target during fiscal year 2017-18 and recovered Rs. 66009.285 million in terms of various taxes while during last fiscal year 2016-17, Rs.57748.494 millions were recovered.

This he said while presiding over a meeting of Excise and taxation Department Sindh here in his office on Tuesday. Secretary Excise and Taxation and Narcotics Control Aijaz Ahmed Mahesar, Director Generals Shabbir Ahmed Shaikh and Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui and other Directors also attended the meeting. While briefing the meeting Director General Excise and Taxation Shabbir Ahmed Shaikh told that Rs.7004.479 millions were recovered in Motor Vehicles Tax, Rs. 51854.258 millions in Infrastructure Cess Tax and Rs. 363.811 millions were recovered in Professional Tax.

He added ‘ Rs.177.581 millions in terms of Cotton Fee, Rs.1936.515 millions in Property Tax and 51.662 millions in Entertainment duty were recovered, while the remaining amount was recovered in terms of various other heads.’

On this occasion the Caretaker Minister for Irrigation, Inter Provincial Coordination, Public Health Engineering, Rural Development, Excise and Taxation Mushtaq Ahmed Shah, while appreciating the services of the officers and officials, said that he was very much pleased to see the efforts of the officers concerned that they had got 105% target of recovery the taxes because tax collection was an important component of the Government and without achieving the target we could not make progress in the right direction. He was sure that in coming years they would continue to work with such great spirit.

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