The Pakistan People’s Party (PPP)-led provincial governemnt in Sindh on Monday launched a crackdown against tax-defaulting vehicles. According to details, 11 teams would check documents of vehicles in 38 locations across the city. The Excise and Taxation Department would be looking for offenders and would be accompanied by the traffic police and other authorities. Check points have been set up at the Quaid’s Mausoleum, Shahrah-e-Quaideen, Muslimabad, Shaheen Complex, Keamari, Clifton, Bath Island and PIDC. To facilitate the crackdown, 12 branches of National Bank in Karachi, including Awami Markaz Shaheed Millat Road, DHA Phase 1, Clifton, Korangi Industrial, MA Jinnah Road, Denso Hall, SITE, Nazimabad, PIDC, II Chundrigar Road, and Gulshan-e-Hadeed, have been assigned for tax deposits. In Hyderabad, vehicle taxes might be deposited in National Bank branches at Shahbaz Building and Fatima Jinnah Road. On Sunday, Minister for Excise and Taxation Chawla had directed officers concerned to wear uniforms during the campaign and ensure that no road is blocked during the drive. He added that impounded vehicles would be released after clearance of the outstanding dues with penalty. Published in Daily Times, October 23rd 2018.