The amendment is being proposed in Motor Vehicles rules for the introduction of a biometric system for the verification of a seller and buyer of the vehicle, preventing vehicles that are being used with an open letter.
The above amendment was discussed in the meeting headed by Sindh’s Provincial Minister for Excise and Taxation & Narcotics Control and Parliamentary Affairs, Mukesh Kumar Chawla.
DG Excise and Taxation, Shabbir Ahmed Sheikh, gave a briefing to the meeting. He told that the Excise department has received complaints that certain vehicles were being plied on open letters. Therefore, it has decided to take this action.
He said the Excise Department had decided to take action against them and in this regard a proposal had been sent to the government to launch a biometric system of verification of the buyer and seller at the time of vehicle transfer and its registration.
“The department has completed all the codal formalities regarding the launch of Smart Cards and it has more security features as compared to smart card introduced by Punjab Government,” said the official.
During the meeting, the provincial minister expressed satisfaction knowing that the use of the vehicles with open letters has reduced visibly. He further asked the officers to take more steps to discourage the practice entirely.
The minister also appreciated the arrangements being made for the upcoming Road Checking Campaign.
by Aqsa Mirza