KARACHI: Supreme Council of All Pakistan Transporters demanded of the government to withdraw recent increase in POL prices, take back increase in Value Added Tax (VAT) by 600 percent and order the FBR and Excise and Taxation Department to charge the same amount of tax from the transporters which remained imposed from July, 2011 to April, 2013.
It further demanded of the government to constitute a committee to review the tax imposition on transport section and appealed to impose the tax in the light of the recommendations of the committee.
It further demanded to give facility of depositing tax with a delay of 6 months to those transporters, who deposited advance tax for a year.
It demanded of the government to exempt the transporters of Balochistan, until the government does not lay a network of roads in the province.
The council demanded of the government to ask the National Highway Authority (NHA) to redress the complaints of the transporters and establish a cell at federal level and all four provincial levels.
It further demanded of the government to announce abolishment of toll tax, to provide protection to the drivers and conductors, to release the compensation of the torched vehicles on the occasion of Benazir’s assassination, to allow the drivers and conductors of long routes to keep licensed arms along with them while exempting them from Section 144.
It further demanded to increase the staff of motorway police at every check post and enhance working of movie cameras.