Lahore: Minister Excise &Taxation and Finance Punjab Mian Mujtaba Shuja-ur-Rehman has directed the Excise Department officials to utilize all available resources for convenience of the common man. He directed that more new Motor Registration offices should be established in various corners of Lahore. He also directed to work hard for achieving of target of collection of taxes and accelerate pace of recovery. He said that on the directives of Chief Minister Punjab, the department has launched computerized system in big cities and now the people can complete their vehicle registration at completely computerized system without any delay or hazards, whereas, the computerized system will shortly be launched throughout the province.
He expressed these views at the inaugural ceremony of newly established Motor Registration Office in Model Town (Extension), the Minister directed to improve the registration as well as taxation system in order to provide maximum facilities to the people. The Minister said that Punjab government as per vision of the Chief Minister Punjab is providing modern facilities to the citizen for depositing tax and Motor Registration. He said that after computerization of all motor branches and web based tax calculator, now the verification of amounts deposited through SMS has been started in Lahore. He said that when any person send SMS of his vehicle registration number on 8070, he would receive automatically the SMS of the deposited amount with all details of deposited dues. He informed that the Excise Department has also launched Android Based Application under which Android Based Mobile Phones have be provided to the Inspectors deputed on road checking on which Android Based Application was installed which would be linked with computerized database of Motor Branch Lahore in the first phase. He said that this service will be provided throughout Punjab under a phased programme.
Secretary Excise & Taxation Shahid Ashraf Tarar, Director E&T Lahore Masoud ul Haq and officers of the department were also present on the occasion.