It was reported on October 12 that Punjab Minister of Excise Taxation and Narcotics Control Sardar Muhammad Asif Nakai had issued an order to all directors to increase the recovery of property tax arrears by cracking down on tax defaulters.
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Ministerial sources reportedly directed the department to prioritize property tax defaulters who had substantial outstanding balances. These directives came from Minister Nakai during a meeting he presided over on the collection of property taxes. In addition to the Excise Secretary, additional board members were present at such meeting.
At the meeting, it was determined to submit revised property tax regulations to the provincial government for endorsement. It was also stressed that citizen tax appeals should be settled as soon as possible.