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Under a new initiative taken by the city’s authorities, Islamabad motorists are now able to check the measurement of all fuel dispensers installed at any petrol pump of the city. This new initiative is targeted to remove concerns about wrong and unfair measures at the petrol stations in the Federal Capital.
As per Deputy Commissioner (DC) Hamza Shafqat, the authorities have aimed this initiative to build confidence between the management of fuel stations and the motorists. Besides this, this move will also enable the authorities to keep check on filling stations that give unfair measurements.
The DC added that this initiative will start to become available at Shell fueling stations at first, all the while the scope of this facility will also continue to extend to other petrol pumps in order to give maximum relief to the city’s residents.
Talking about the details of the move, Deputy Commissioner (DC) Hamza Shafqat has remarked;
“The facility is being provided under the Islamabad Capital Territory’s (ICT) initiative ‘Quantity on Spot Check’ to remove concerns about incorrect measures at petrol pumps. It will also keep a check on short measuring by some fuel stations. The administration will continue to encourage customer-centric programmes as well.”
The commissioner further added that ICT teams who are responsible to keep in check the weight and measuring system are continuing to conduct regular raids on fuel stations across the city. “The teams are sealing the pumps with less measurement on the spot,” remarked the DC about the repercussions for petrol pumps about not following the initiative.
Online Tax Payment Service for Car Owners
Under another new initiative to benefit motorists, car owners to be particular, Islamabad Excise & Taxation Department has started an online tax payment service for them. Reportedly, through this service, car owners will be able to pay their car registration fee and transfer fee and well as token tax online while sitting in the comfort of their homes.
The car owners will be able to make the payment for their dues through ATM, debit cards and e-banking or other digital payment methods, after registering for the ‘City Islamabad App’. “Now 1.1 million car owners in the capital will not have to come to Excise office to submit token tax, registration and transfer fee,” remarked Director of Excise & Taxation Bilal Azam.
Talking to media, Director Azam further added that the department has taken this step in order to increase its efficiency and convenience for citizens. He also cited Prime Minister Imran Khan’s Digital Pakistan initiative, adding that the department launched this one-window operation under said scheme.