The number of cars registered in Islamabad and Punjab is on the rise in Pakistan. To address this trend, the Punjab government has announced measures to alleviate the burden on car owners in these regions.
The Director General of the Punjab Excise and Taxation Department, Muhammad Ali, has launched a new policy that permits Islamabad-registered car owners to use inspection services in Punjab and vice versa. This will not only provide convenience to vehicle owners but will also distribute inspection centers across multiple locations, which may help reduce the backlog.
However, it remains to be seen how this policy will be implemented and what challenges may arise.
The DG noted that this policy was initiated in compliance with the orders of the Supreme Court. Additionally, a mobile application has been developed for verifying vehicle registration and chassis numbers in Punjab and Islamabad.
According to the DG, this project is significant because a large number of vehicles with Islamabad numbers are present in Punjab, and one had to go to Islamabad to change the ownership of the vehicle. He highlighted that physical inspection facilities will be available in Lahore, Faisalabad, Multan, and Bahawalpur. Moreover, the relevant staff has been adequately trained to ensure the successful execution of the project.
The DG emphasized that this initiative will offer considerable relief to citizens in light of the high fuel costs.