Excise minister Punjab Hafiz Mumtaz announced that PTI will introduce new reforms in Taxation department in Punjab, soon. Reforms are for the raise of services qualities and people will see positive change in near future. Hafiz Mumtaz said that he will hold open courts regularly to make the Excise Department complaint free. Furthermore, we will take innovative measures for prompt service delivery in department for the relief of the citizens. He listened the problems of the citizens during open court at local office of Excise Department. MPAs Latif Nazar, Shakil Shahid and Mian Waris Aziz, Director Excise Ms Fiza Shah were also present at the occasion.
Listening peoples complaints, the Minister said that we will eliminate the tout mafia around the Excise offices. Govt. will not bear if the citizen rights exploited, he added. He said, we will issue smart cards to the owners at motor vehicle registration. Furthermore transparent assessment of property tax would be ensured in near future. The Minister said we will make department’s public welfare institutions in real sense under the leadership of Imran Khan. PTI chairman Imran Khan and CM Punjab Usman Buzdar have keen concern about it, he added. Mumtaz also said that there will be no political pressure would be on govt. departments. He said that govt. does not believe on protocol vanity, we will promote culture of simplicity in every section of life.
Briefing for Minister
Later, Minister for Excise and Taxation took briefing in regard to functions and performance of local Excise Department. Director Excise Ms Fiza Shah gave the details of recoveries. She also informed about the administrative setup of the department in Faisalabad division. The Minister advised the officers to work hard for showing the positive change in the department. The minister warned that no corruption would be tolerated in this department. He directed for keeping vigilant eye on the lower staff to check the any irregularity, mismanagement and corruption. He stressed upon raising the performance of sub offices of excise department at tehsil and town level.