Minister orders timely collection of taxes, entertainment duty

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Minister orders timely collection of taxes, entertainment duty

KARACHI: Provincial Minister for Excise and Taxation & Narcotics Control Mukesh Kumar Chawla said on Tuesday that timely collection of taxes is quite important and entertainment duty, especially from mini-play lands, is also equally important because it has come into his notice that a certain number of mini play lands are functioning in the city.

This he said while presiding over a meeting in his office. Secretary Excise and Taxation & Narcotics Control Abdul Haleem Shaikh, Director General Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui and other officers also attended the meeting.

Chawla said that such mini-play lands were being operated in big shopping malls, Landhi, Korangi and other parts of the metropolitan city, but the situation of the collection of the entertainment duty was not up to the mark. He also asked the DG ET&NT to monitor the individual performance of the AETOs and ETIs, posted for the purpose and assess the list of the play lands as well.

Chawla directed the officers concerned to pay time to time surprise visits to all entertainment/amusement places to avert any aversion of the duty. He warned the officers to remain efficient and active in performing their duties. “If anyone was found guilty, he/she would definitely be suspended,” he said.

On this occasion, DG Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui briefed the provincial minister regarding performance of the officers.

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