Excise and Taxation facilitation center has setup in Bajaur tribal district

By Anwarullah Khan

KHAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has properly extended services of Excise and Taxation department to merged tribal district after setting up of excise and taxation office ( ETO) in Bajaur tribal district here on Thursday.

The excise and taxation office – facilitation center, the first ever scheme in the merged district was inaugurated by director general Excise and Taxation KPK Sayed Faiz Ali Shah in a ceremony held for the purpose in civil colony Khar.

Senior officials of the excise and Taxation department, police department and district administration including district police officer Pir Shahab Ali Shah, additional deputy commissioner Mahmood Ahmad Khan have attended the opening ceremony of the center.

Tribal elders and PTI activists were also present on the occasion.

Talking to reporters after inaugurating the center, Mr Shah said the setting up of the excise and taxation office in Bajaur was a part of the government’s policy to facilitate the people of merged areas in registration of their vehicles and submission of token fees at their doorsteps.

He told that Bajaur was the first area in the entire tribal districts where the excise and taxation office and facilitation center was established.

He said the excise and taxation offices and facilitation centers would soon be extended to other tribal districts.

The DG Excise and Taxation KPK said the establishment of the facilitation center will not only help the people to register their vehicles and getting registration number of local district, but would also help the people to renew token of their vehicles.

He said his department had fixed very nominal charges for the vehicles registration in the merged districts which will be exempted from all taxes as per the government’s policy for the tribal districts.

He told the process of vehicle registration in the facilitation centers in the merged districts would be completed just in two days.

The official has rejected the notion that the excise and taxation department had planned to register the non-custom paid vehicles in the merged districts, saying it was not the job of his department.

He said the excise and taxation offices and facilitation centers would soon be extended to other tribal districts.

Anwar UllahKhan

Senior Editor at Bajaur Times , Correspondent at Dawn News paper Field researcher at FRC Fata & Afghanistan analyst at VOA

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