LOWER DIR: A meeting regarding profiling of the non-custom paid vehicles was held at Balambat with deputy commissioner Muhammad Fawad in the chair. Director excise and taxation department Malakand Division Javed Khilji, Excise and Taxation officer Fazal Ghafoor and other officials were also in attendance. Briefing the meeting Javed Khilji said that the provincial government had decided to register NCP vehicles in Malakand Division on Sep, 14 in the apex committee meeting. He said the process of NCP vehicles’ profiling had been launched in the district and so far hundreds of vehicles had been registered. He said that the purpose of vehicles’ profiling was to protect people, businessmen, car owners and eliminate crimes. He said the profiling would also help reduce lifting of the NCP cars. He said that it would not only be easier for the police and law enforcement agencies to investigate crimes, but also for the government to construct roads, manage fuel supply and implement environmental policy in each district. He said the registrations were free and the affidavit required only the vehicle owners to swear that the vehicle were owned by them and were not stolen.
The meeting directed all the NCP cars’ owners to get registered their cars with the excise and taxation department before Dec 31 this year. It was announced that the government had not issued any directives for seizing or confiscating NCP vehicles. The meeting was also informed that so far 1240 NCP cars had been registered in the district.