3,399 vehicles have been impounded by Sindh Excise and Taxes Department, which has also collected Rs. 57.5 million in back taxes from car owners.
The Excise department launched a road-checking campaign against tax evaders and lawbreakers last month on orders from Sindh Minister for Excise and Taxation and Narcotics Control (ET&NC), Mukesh Kumar Chawla. Up until March 10, the operation will continue.
The department had checked 46,476 automobiles across the province by the campaign’s 18th day. Of those vehicles, 3,399 had their papers seized and 3,913 had their vehicles impounded for various reasons.
In addition to 13,059 vehicles in the Karachi division, the Excise teams also examined 15,434 vehicles in Hyderabad, 5,142 vehicles in Sukkur, 6,038 vehicles in Mirpurkhas, 4,329 vehicles in Larkana, and 2,467 vehicles in Shaheed Benazirabad.
Owners of automobiles with delinquent taxes were urged by Chawla to submit them as soon as possible. He issued a warning that unlawful vehicles would be detained without prior notice and that tax evaders would face a zero-tolerance policy.