Karachi (HRNW)- Sindh Minister for Excise & Taxation and Narcotics Control & Parliamentary Affairs Mukesh Kumar Chawala has strictly forbidden Excise Police officers and officials for unauthorized checking of the vehicles on roads and high ways because it is unwarranted practice and needs to be discouraged immediately. This he said while issuing directives to all regional directors of Sindh Excise & Taxation and Narcotics Control Department. He added, ‘ These check posts are meant of checking of suspicious vehicles for Narcotics only and that the staff posted at these check posts are not allowed to check documents/ motor vehicle tax. Number of complaints are received regarding harassment and unauthorized/unnecessary checking of the papers of the vehicles by Excise Staff. ‘
Provincial Minister for ET & NC Mukesh Kumar Chawala said that Excise Police was not also allowed to check each and every vehicle at any place, stopping vehicles in the middle of the road. For nabbing the tax defaulting vehicles.
Sindh ET NC Department from time to time announce Road Checking Campaign as per schedule.
He directed the supervisory officers to check and prevent their subordinates for unauthorized checking of the vehicles and take necessary action against those who violate the departmental directives.
‘ Any kind of illegal activity of stopping vehicles and unloading vehicles must be stopped at any cost and in future there should be no such complaints, in either case strict action will be taken against the officers concerned’ .he concluded.
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