RAWALPINDI: The Excise and Taxation Department has sealed 164 commercial and residential properties during the last two days over non-payment of property tax.
According to a spokesman for the Excise and Taxation Department, the city has been divided into four sectors and special squads comprising 23 inspectors under the supervision of Excise and Taxation Officer (ETO) Riaz Qureshi are conducting raids and the properties of tax defaulters are being sealed.
He said that on the directives of the authorities concerned, cases would also be registered against the defaulters.
He said that the department also recovered property tax arrears amounting to over Rs 1.7 million during the two days. The properties whose owners had not submitted their property tax dues were sealed in different areas.
The Excise and Taxation Department during its special campaign launched on the directive of Excise Director Ashiq Hussain also checked vehicles in the division and recovering dues of token tax.
Strict action in accordance with law is being taken against the defaulters, he added.
He urged the owners of properties and vehicles to pay their property tax and vehicles token tax at the earliest; otherwise strict action against the defaulters would be taken under the law.