Token tax default: 327 vehicles, motorcycles impounded

RAWALPINDI: Rawalpindi Excise and Taxation department has impounded 327 vehicles and motorcycles in an operation launched against token tax defaulters and without registration vehicles in the city.

Most of the impounded vehicles owners had defaulted on payment of life time token tax, token tax while others did not have proper registration documents.

The special operation was launched on the directives of Secretary Excise and Taxation Punjab Khalid Masood Chaudhary and Director Excise Jam Siraj Ahmed.

According to an Excise and Taxation spokesman, Excise and Taxation Officer (ETO) Nazia Javed and ETO Sohail Sabir are supervising the operation while senior Inspector Malik Muhammad Maskeen along with inspector Malik Muhammad Younas, Mirza Khalid, Saleem Butt and others conducted crackdown against the defaulters in different areas including Civil Lines, Rawalpindi city and Cantonment areas.

As many as 1265 vehicles and motorcycles were checked during the operation while 189 vehicles were issued challan slips. The vehicles running on city roads with cancelled registration numbers are also being impounded.

The teams tasked with the checking duty will continue their work till Oct 31 and strict action in accordance with the law would be taken against the rules violators. Unregistered vehicles are also being impounded.