PTI office briefly sealed

ISLAMABAD - The secretariat of Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) located at Jail Road in Lahore opened after being temporarily sealed earlier on Tuesday morning due to non-payment of taxes. It was reopened after directives were issued by Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif.

By (Our Correspondent)

Published: Thu 24 Nov 2011, 12:14 AM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 12:22 AM

The director of the Excise and Taxation Department said the office was sealed due to non-payment of property tax amounting to Rs3,50,128. There were a few protestors outside the secretariat who did not let the Excise and Taxation officials unseal the PTI office for some time.The CM secretariat said that the matter needs to be resolved on the table.

PTI’s Punjab President Mian Mehmoodur Rasheed said that the tax has been paid and also produced the previous year’s receipt that cited tax payment in the past. He said the due date for the payment was November 23 and condemned the sealing of the office a day before. Rasheed said that the Excise and Taxation Department had imposed commercial tax rather than domestic tax, although the secretariat operates in a house donated by a PTI supporter.

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