Rawalpindi: Muhammad Raja Basharat, Punjab Minister for Law, Parliamentary Affairs and Local Bodies has said that they have submitted a bill in Punjab Assembly seeking exemption from paying taxes on 5 Marla Houses in Rawalpindi and Chaklala Cantonment Boards.
He said this while he was distributing Rs. 4.7 Million for Water Supply Scheme for Officers Colony Misrial Road. He criticized opposition MPAs for not bothering about the welfare of their societies, and said if they had proposed this bill, the government would have extended its support to it.
Raja Basharat said that they were providing funds for development of Officers Colony, Misrial Road for the purpose of construction of streets and alleys and water facilities. Giving details, he said that Rs. 16 lakhs have been provided for construction of streets while Rs. 3 lakhs were provided for provision of water to these areas. In addition to this, he distributed cheques worth Rs. 28 lakhs for the same purposes.
In Rawalpindi Cantonment board, Rs. 5 crore has been allocated for the development of civilian localities falling in its jurisdiction, he said.
He mentioned that the bill for exemption of 5 marla houses in cantonment limits from paying taxes should have been moved from the opposition MPAs and then it would have had the support of treasury bench in Punjab Assembly.
Muhammad Nasir Raja, PML District President said that they had executed development projects in the area without any discrimination whatsoever and hoped that people would vote for their candidates in the upcoming elections.
He also mentioned that they had introduced service based politics and impressed upon the people to vote for candidates on the basis of their services for the general public.
Nazim Potohar Town Hamid Nawaz Raja said that they would extend more funds for development of cantonment areas in coming days and would bring these undeveloped areas at par with the developed ones.