e-courts to facilitate taxpayers

In a bid to facilitate taxpayers, Punjab government will soon launch e-courts in all districts of the province. The e-courts will be under the Punjab Revenue Authority Appellant Tribunal and will ensure speedy disposal of cases.

Punjab’s Finance Minister Dr. Ayesha Ghaus Pasha also revealed that a new tax policy is in the works in consultation with all stakeholders in the province. The government’s new tax policy is said to help the public and would safeguard their interests.

The provincial government is also introducing a modern computerized tax receipt system. The foolproof system is said to eliminate tax theft and leakage in the tax receipt system.

Last year, the first e-court was inaugurated in Rawalpindi which integrated technology within the justice system to provide a faster and inexpensive justice.

An Electronic Court or e-Court uses avoids the delays due to the absence of the witness or accused as they can communicate online. It is a physical location that has all the technological infrastructure required to decide legal matters in the provided a judge is present.

Many departments of Punjab like Police etc. are moving towards the digital world, which if executed properly is a step in the right direction towards Digital Pakistan.


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