Gilgit, August 26: The administration of Gilgit district has decided to intensify efforts for the collection of local taxes in order to increase district revenue. This decision was made during a meeting of the officials of sub-divisions Gilgit, presided by Deputy Commissioner Gilgit, Captain (Rtd) Shahbaz Nadeem.
The officials discussed the mechanism for tax collection defined under the local Government order 1979.
The Muncipal Committee was directed to collect all possible taxes within the Gilgit municipal area whereas the District Council will collect taxes from areas outside the municipality.
DC Gilgit directed the Assistant Commissioners in Gilgit, Danyore and Jaglote to use their official powers in order to increase tax net. He said the collected revenue will be used for local development.