The government of Sindh has taken the decision of drafting a new law for bringing the ride-hailing services into the tax net, as per the reports of local media.
As per the sources, the decision was taken by the transport department of the province and would be implemented soon. The decision included that the online services would be charged lesser than the taxes charged on other transportation.
They also said that the online bus service would also be given route permits.
Awais Shah—the Sindh Transport Minister said that they had made the decision of bringing the online transportation services under the tax net and a bill would soon be presented in the next meeting of the provincial cabinet.
He also said that they have already permitted the online bus service to work on the city roads. He further added that all such measures are aimed at the improvement of the transportation facilities in the city.
Previously on the 14th of February, the government of Sindh had taken the decision of bringing the ride-hailing services under the tax net.
Syed Awais Qadri—the Minister for Transport and Mass Transit had said that the provincial government had all set for changing the motor vehicle ordinance for bringing the online car service under the scope of the tax net.
The minister had added that under the new laws, non-commercial vehicles could not be used as a taxi and said that the ride-hailing services would be required to get their route permits from the Sindh government.