PESHAWAR: Director General Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Excise Taxation and Narcotics Control Syed Fayaz Ali Shah while talking to a press conference held at directorate general excise, said that his department has recovered 3456 million different taxes against the given target of 3364 million for the fiscal year 2018-19.
Shah added that the major chunk of taxes was urban immovable property tax where 1285 million recovered against the set target of 1100 million.
“We’ve achieved 103 percent of given target and we are ready for the next year with a plane to conduct a fresh survey for raising the number of rating areas in existing and other municipalities to broaden the tax net,” the Director-General told the press conference.
While answering to a question Syed Fayaz Ali Shah maintained that during the fiscal year 2018-19 excise teams have seized 1145 kilograms Hashish, 133 kilograms Heroin, 165 kilograms opium, 7.76 kilograms ice drug and 24210 litres alcohol during different crackdowns.
During these operations against narcotics, 154 accused were arrested. The official told the press conference that “We have saved 155 million of government money by providing seventy-four vehicles to government departments, which otherwise to be purchased from the market.
“We have also provided four vehicles to hospitals and other charities on the directives of provincial government” Fayaz Ali Shah Expressed.