IHC issues stay order against govt's decision to increase property tax by 200 per cent in Islamabad – Research Snipers

IHC issues stay order against govt’s decision to increase property tax by 200 per cent in Islamabad

The Islamabad High Court (IHC) had issued a restraining order against the government’s decision to increase the property tax in Islamabad by 200 per cent.

A petition was filed by a leader of a political party Jamaat-e-Islami challenging the government’s decision to raise the property tax in Islamabad.

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A bench of the Islamabad High Court (IHC) hearing the petition on Monday had issued a stay order against the decision.

According to the details, the Revenue Director of the Capital Development Authority (CDA) has been summoned by the high court in person and the court also ruled that the parties should submit their written replies in the high court before the next hearing of the case.

The notices have been issued by the high court to the Metropolitan Corporation Islamabad (MCI) and Capital Development Authority (CDA) and asked them to submit their replies.

The counsel of the petitioner’s side had argued that the metropolitan corporation has increased the property tax in the federal capital by unprecedented 200 per cent and pleaded the high court to declare the government’s decision as null and void.

The deputy emir of Jamaat-e-Islami, Mian Muhammad Aslam was appeared before the Islamabad High Court (IHC) with his counsel for the case.

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