- K-Electrical has agreed to gather KMC taxes via KE payments, says Commissioner Karachi Afzan Zaidi.
- Zaidi urges Sindh authorities to request the federal authorities for permission from NEPRA.
- The commissioner writes a letter to the provincial power division on this regard.
KARACHI: K-Electrical has agreed to gather Karachi Metropolitan Company (KMC) taxes via electrical energy payments, stated Commissioner Karachi Afzal Zaidi on Wednesday.
Zaidi has written a letter to the provincial power division concerning the gathering of taxes via month-to-month payments from the residents of Karachi, through which he urged the Sindh authorities to request the federal authorities for permission from the Nationwide Electrical Energy Regulatory Authority (NEPRA).
Within the letter, the commissioner has highlighted that KMC has been gathering municipal utility tax since 2008 and in accordance with the Native Authorities Act, KMC can accumulate taxes via a 3rd get together.
On Saturday, the federal authorities had refused to permit Sindh to gather the KMC tax via KE payments, terming the proposed measure a burden on Karachiites.
Earlier, the Sindh authorities proposed the gathering of two KMC taxes — hearth tax and conservancy tax — via month-to-month electrical energy payments despatched to residents to make sure their restoration.
Nonetheless, Federal Minister for Planning and Improvement Asad Umar had stated that the federal authorities wouldn’t permit Sindh to cost KMC taxes in electrical energy payments.