LAHORE: On Monday, the Punjab government’s order to supply new vehicles to additional commissioners and other tax officers was challenged in the Lahore High Court.
On behalf of petitioner Sheeraz Altaf, Mudassir Chaudhry Advocate filed a petition challenging the government’s decision.
The petition has been signed by the caretaker Punjab administration and those involved.
The petitioner argued that because the country is in a grave economic situation, public funds should be used for public welfare. “These benefits should be granted only after the economy has stabilized,” the petitioner stated.
According to the petition, “the caretaker government could only run daily routine affairs and had no public mandate to use public funds.”
“The court is asked to declare the notification for the procurement of new vehicles for officers’ null and void.”
A government letter to the deputy secretary dated July 20, 2023, requested approval of Rs 2333.747 million for the purchase of automobiles for Additional Commissioners, Additional Deputy Commissioners, and Assistant Commissioners.
The Punjab Board of Revenue has set aside more than Rs. 2.3 billion for the purchase of new cars for provincial officials.
According to an official statement, the board has requested new vehicles for additional commissioners in each division, additional deputy commissioners in each district, and assistant commissioners in each Tehsil of Punjab.
The cops will receive the following new vehicles:
Each division will have more commissioners. Toyota Corolla Altis 1.6 CVT, as well as an additional deputy commissioner for each division, will be provided. Toyota Yaris ATIV 1.3, as well as
According to a letter, each assistant commissioner in Punjab will receive a Hilux Double Cabin Revo G 2.8 TD Manual.