LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar said the Excise and Taxation Department should particularly focus on providing facilities to the people and the role of agent-mafia in the registration of motorcycles and vehicles should be eliminated.
He said this while presiding over a high-level meeting at his office here on Monday, in which, the performance of Excise and Taxation Department and proposed launch of universal number plates were reviewed.
He said, the agent-mafia extorts money for the registration of vehicles in collusion with the officials concerned. I will not tolerate it and this should have to come to an end now, he added.
He said the department should focus on giving relief to the people and delaying tactics should be avoided. He hoped that the launch of universal number plates will help in identification of vehicles. Rush will be decreased in Lahore and Rawalpindi offices besides increasing the revenue. He said that the vehicles registration process should be made further easy to facilitate the people.
It is in my knowledge that file is willingly kept pending in the Excise Department he said and added that E&T department officials who willingly create any trouble for the people should better find any other assignment as undue delay in files’ disposal will not be tolerated now. “I take public difficulties as my own,” he added. He said that non-filers should not face any difficulty in the registration process after the purchase of vehicle of prescribed limit and they should also be facilitated with regard to registration.
The Chief Minister directed the Excise Minister to conduct field visits for knowing public problems and their redressal. Secretary Excise briefed about the launch of universal number plates.
Excise Minister Hafiz Mumtaz Ahmed, Secretary and DG Excise, CEO Punjab Safe City Authority and others attended the meeting.