Islamabad: Khalid Chaudhry, Senior Vice President, Islamabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry and Secretary Information, Traders Action Committee, Islamabad has called upon the CDA to notify the agreed tariff of advertisement board as its non-notification is becoming a cause of tension in the city. He was addressing a delegation of representatives of various markets.
He said in a meeting between markets representatives and Director Municipal Administration, CDA, it was agreed that CDA would charge advertisement board tax @ Rs.60/sq yd, but CDA has not issued its notification as yet while the contractor of CDA has started to break and remove advertisement boards from shops which is totally unauthorized and unjustified.
He said Chairman and Member Administration take urgent notice of this situation and issue notification of agreed board tax otherwise, traders would not pay any other rate except for agreed board license fee. He said DMA is a hardworking and honest officer, but was wondered as to why DMA was not taking any action to stop the contractor from removing advertisement boards from shops on account of board tax issue.
Khalid Chaudhry said CDA could demand tax for advertisement boards fixed on the face of shops, but contractor is not at all authorized to remove such boards from shops on any reason.
He asked the representatives of market unions not to pay any tax/fee for simple or branded advertisement board till the issuance of agreed tariff for such boards.
He appealed to the Chairman and Member Admin CDA to take notice of this state of affairs and take appropriate measures to avoid any clash between traders and the contractor, otherwise, contractor will be held responsible for any untoward consequences.