RAWALPINDI - The provincial government has set up a Computerized Survey Network in collaboration with Urban Development in all big cities of the province to bring houses under the property tax net and facilitate the people to register their houses online.

“Once setup is completed people could easily access information online regarding property tax.

Prerogative powers of the Excise and Taxation Department will also be reduced once this system starts operation” said Director Excise and Taxation Rawalpindi Shakeel-ur-Rehman while talking to media men here on Wednesday.

He said that the work on computerization of department’s record has been expedited and 70 per cent completed to identify houses out of tax net in the survey. He said that rest of the work would be completed next year. “Web-based computerized system has been introduced for registration of property tax which will help the provincial government to generate revenue by bringing houses still out of tax net,” he said, adding that teams comprising surveyors of Urban Development and inspectors of Excise and Taxation Department were paying door to door visits to collect data of the houses and register them.

He said that a special cell would be set up to deal with public complaints. So far, this system has been introduced in Faisalabad, Lahore, Multan, Gujranwala and Rawalpindi Division, he informed.