KARACHI: The Sindh High Court on Monday restrained the KMC to gather its municipal tax by means of the electrical energy payments, ARY News reported.
“KMC should not collect its tax via the K-Electric. Their power connections will be disconnected if people fail to pay the tax,” the excessive courtroom bench noticed.
Administrator Karachi Murtaza Wahab appeared earlier than the courtroom within the listening to.
“What facilities are being provided to the city despite recovery of the motor vehicle tax, property tax and the advertisement tax,” Justice Hassan Azhar Rizvi questioned.
“People have already been fade up of K-Electrict and throwing garbage in the vehicles of the power utility,” the bench noticed.
“We have tried to collect the tax but failed in recovery,” Wahab confessed. “This tax will provide an income of 4.25 billion rupees, which will be spent on improvement of the city’s infrastructure,” Wahab informed the courtroom.
“Spend 20 percent revenue of the property tax and motor vehicle tax on the city, this tax will not be required,” the courtroom remarked.
Administrator Karachi mentioned that the cash will likely be spent on roads, underpasses, bridges and parks.
“The roads are broken, sewerage has devastated, streetlights are absent, there are rampant robberies, how could you collect tax without providing services,” Justice Rizvi remarked.
“It is not a new tax,” Wahab informed the courtroom. “But not through the K-Electric, if any person fails to pay his electricity will be disconnected,” the bench noticed.
The bench restrained the KMC to gather municipal tax through electrical energy payments until the following listening to of the case and adjourned listening to for 10 days.