It has been suggested by the Sindh Excise and Taxation Department that a biometric system should be adopted for the verification of the seller and the buyer in order to discourage the practice of selling the vehicles on open letters.
The decision was taken during a meeting led by Mukesh Kumar Chawla—the Provincial Minister for Excise and Taxation & Narcotics Control and Parliamentary Affairs at his office.
Shabbir Ahmed Sheikh—the Director General Excise and Taxation said that owing to the number of complaints that certain vehicles were being sold on open letters, the department has taken the decision to act against and for the purpose has suggested to the government for introducing a biometric system of verification of the buyer and the seller at the time when the vehicle is being registered or transferred.
Additionally, he said that the department has completed all the required formalities about the introduction of smartcard with more security features in comparison to the smartcard launched by the government of Punjab.
In the meantime, Chawla instructed the officers to take solid steps of controlling the practise of selling vehicles on open letters and reviewed the arrangements, made for the upcoming road checking campaign.
Abdul Rahim Shaikh—the Secretary Excise and Taxation and Narcotics Control and other officers were also present on the occasion.
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