Published On: Sat, Jun 9th, 2018
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KP government kick off implementation of 31st amendment

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Peshawar: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has re-designated the posts of Political Agents as Deputy Commissioners, the Additional Political Agents as Additional Deputy Commissioners and the Assistant Political Agents as Assistant Commissioners, respectively, within the tribal areas, with immediate effect.

The Chief Secretary Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in a letter has communicated that collection of all types of “Rahdaarees”, Import tax, export tax and levies collected by the Political Administration shall be stopped forthwith.

The letter said that the local administration shall ensure that no person or agency collects any type of tax, levy or fee anywhere in its respective jurisdiction other then what a national law allows. All expenditures from the Agency Development Funds shall be stopped forthwith.

Any necessary expenditure shall only be allowed with the prior approval of ACS FATA. All the check posts established for the purpose of collection of various taxes should immediately be removed. This however, doesn’t apply to check posts established for the purpose of security, watch and ward.

The packages being given to Tribal Maliks would continue as usual. Complaints related to the subject matter can be intimated to Chief Secretary Complaint Cell.

The parliament has passed 31st amendment of the constitution according to which FATA had been merged in KP


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