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Paktika revenue up despite problems in districts

Paktika revenue up despite problems in districts

May 11, 2013 - 17:28

SHARAN (PANinfo-icon): The revenue southeastern Paktika province would increase by 80 percent if collections from all districts were ensured, an official said on Saturday.

Although revenue branches in the 18 districts of the province were dysfunctional, Paktika’s income increased this year, Revenue Director Mohammad Shah Bawari told Pajhwok Afghan News.

“This past Persian year, the Ministry of Finance fixed the annual revenue target for the province at 17 million afghanis, but we collected 44 million afghanis in nine months,” he claimed.

In 2011, the ministry had set at 45 million afghanis the revenue target for the province, but the department overshot the figure and realised 47 million afghanis, the director recalled.

For the current year, the target is 63 million afs, but they have collected 21 million afs over the past four months, according to the official, who explained no one was willing to work in districts. As a result, revenue offices in the 18 district are not active.

Most of the money had come from the customs department of the Orgun district and taxes on different properties and goods, said another officer of the department, Sar Biland Khan.


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