Excise department clarifies PTI office closure

PTILAHORE: Giving a clarification about the sealing of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Lahore secretariat, Excise and Taxation Region (B) Director Muhammad Asif informed that as per record of the property tax, Mian Hameed Ahmad Zulfiqar, son of Mian Muhammad, Mian Shafqat Muzaffar Hameed, Mian Shaukat Mujahid Hameed, Mian Shahid Musawar Hameed and Mian Gohar Mubashar Hameed are the owners of property No S.77.R.III. 113/A, where the office of PTI and a shop/canteen is situated, the assessment of which was made on rental basis.

An amount of Rs 350,128 was outstanding as property tax against this property, out of which Rs 230,953 was still outstanding, and an amount of Rs 119,175 was the property tax for this year, he informed. Asif said that Mian Akram Usman claims verbally that he had purchased this property but did not provide any documents or an application in this regard. He further claimed that all notices for payment of property tax had already been issued. Moreover, Kh Attique Ahmad (A-E-T-O) has been meeting with the concerned persons but to no avail. – Dailytimes