SIALKOT: The Excise and Taxation Department has started issuing final recovery notices to more than 78,000 property tax defaulters in the Gujranwala region.
According to officials of the department, there were 118,000 property tax payers in the region, of which only 40,000 have deposited property tax despite a 5-percent special concession announced by the department.
The officials added that the department has served final recovery notices on 6,000 chronic property tax defaulters in the first phase, while such notices were also being issued to 10,000 other defaulters during the second phase.
The officials revealed that now all the residential and commercial properties of these chronic defaulters would soon be sealed by the E& T Department in Gujranwala region. For this purpose, special recovery teams had already been formulated at district and tehsil level in all the 29 circles led by local excise inspectors, which would start sealing the properties of the above-mentioned defaulters within the next couples of days