On the directives of State Minister Murad Sayed, National Highways Authority (NHA) declared on Friday that toll tax to be imposed on public representatives.

According to details, the step was taken under the ambit of austerity plan of the federal government. The NHA issued a notification stipulating to end the immunity of people’s representative from being charged the toll tax.

All the senators, national assembly and provincial assembly members will be entitled to pay the toll tax, whereas the exemption for ambulances, fire brigades, high courts judges and Pakistan armed forces will remain unchanged, the notification read.

“PTI government is taking concrete steps to depoliticize and improve the working of state institutions for better governance to create ‘ease’ for countrymen”, the minister said.