Unregistered vehicles to be fined heavily

LAHORE: Provincial Minister for Excise, Taxation and Finance, Mujtaba Shuja-ur-Rehman has said Section 144 will be imposed on car dealers and they will not hand over vehicles to their customers without registration.

“A Rs5,000 to Rs 10,000 fine will be imposed on the owner on bringing an unregistered vehicle on the road and action will also be taken against the dealer concerned,” he added.

Presiding over a meeting on motor registration number plates here Friday, the minister said non-changeable number plates will be issued by Excise & Taxation Department for checking theft of vehicles and duplicate number plates would be provided by the department in case of an accident or a broken number plate. He said, number plates will not be removed or fixed to another vehicle after first fixation.

Rehman said, five lakh number plates would be provided by Excise & Taxation Department from June this year. He said online collection of token tax, property tax and other taxes from Bank of Punjab, Ufone, Mastercard and other departments was also under consideration so that payment of tax could be made simple and easy and citizens would be able to pay their tax at any franchise in any part of the country.

He said introduction of uniform number plates across the province on the pattern of NADRA was also under consideration and citizens could contact Excise office of their respective city for the purpose but number plates would be issued from Lahore.