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e-Governance in Pakistan Transport Department Soon

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Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Transport and Information Mian Iftikhar Hussian has said that the Provincial Government has decided to launch E-governance in Transport Department for eradicating corruption and bringing transparency adding that in the first phase, E-payment system will be introduced for tax collection of Peshawar Bus Terminal (PBT). This, he stated, while attending a presentation of different private companies on E-payment at Peshawar the other day. The meeting besides others was also attended by the Secretary Transport Azmat Haneef Orakzai, Director Transport Amad Ali Lohani and other authorities concerned. Speaking at the occasion Mian Iftikhar Hussain said, after success full completion of e-payment system in PBT.

The affair of PTA and RTA especially issuance of route-permits would be computerized and computerized permits would be started.He added that it would remove the public complaint regarding issuance of route permits. He hoped that the e-Payments system on one hand prove helpful increasing the revenue of the provincial government and while on the other hand no one could get extra tax /fee from transporter than the prescribed government rate similarly it would also resolve the day-do-day disputes over the turns of vehicles as there would be complete entry and exit data including the roots and turns would be available, he added. The minister continued that the system would be crystal and no one would be able to temper the computer data of tax collection and turns of the vehicles, he maintained.

He further said that the computerized tax collection data would be provided to the authorities concerned on daily basis, introduction of that system would also discourage the illegal and without route-permit vehicles.

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