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Number plates would be provided to buyers at sale point under Transport Sahulat Program

Dr Omar Saif,secretary Excise Dr Ahmad BilalLahore: An agreement was signed between Excise & Taxation Department, National Bank of Pakistan and Punjab Information Technology Board at a local hotel, today, for providing registration of vehicles to the purchasers of vehicles and motorcycles at sale points under Transport Sahulat Program.

Under the agreement, registration and number plates will be available from dealers to the purchasers instead of their repeated visits to the offices. Government is providing relief to the people through effective use of information technology for timely resolving their problems and improving service delivery.

This was stated by Provincial Secretary Excise & Taxation Dr. Ahmed Bilal at the launching ceremony of Transport Sahulat Program, today. Chairman Punjab Information Technology Board Dr. Umar Saif, In-charge Special Monitoring Unit Salman Sufi and Head of the National Bank Furqan were also present on the occasion. The agreement of launching Dealer Vehicle System was signed between Excise & Taxation Department, National Bank and Punjab Information Technology Board.

Narrating the details, Secretary Excise said that this agreement is part of Transport Sahulat Program so that the registration system of vehicles could be modernized. He said that under this agreement, the dealers registered with Excise & Taxation Department will provide License Plate to the   purchasers of the vehicle at the time of purchase and the vehicle tax amount will be transferred to the account of Excise Department in National Bank through dealers directly.

He told that registered vehicles will be running on roads smoothly through this system and unregistered vehicles will be discouraged. Ahmed Bilal told that dealers vehicles registration system will first be launched in Lahore and later its scope will be extended to other 35 districts. He told that under this system, theft of vehicles and other problems will be resolved.

Secretary Excise & Taxation told that the dealers obtaining license under this system will be given training of Dealers Vehicles Registration System Software and later this system will be started officially in Lahore. He told that the registration of vehicles will be transferred on smart card next year. Ahmed Bilal told that this system is being introduced for the first time in South Asia including India which will not only help in eliminating corruption but the vehicles to be used in terrorism will also soon be identified.

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