Kabul municipality sets deadline for unpaid dues
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Kabul municipality on Saturday set a week-long deadline for individuals and companies failing to clear dues they owe to the municipality.
Acting Mayor Abdullah Habibzai announced the deadline at a press conference here in the presence of officials from the Interior Ministry, the 101 Asmae Zone police and the Attorney General’s Office.
The mayor said some individuals and market owners owed a total of four billion afghanis to the municipality in taxes and other arrears. He said after the deadline’s expiry, the individuals and companies concerned would be referred to the judicial organs.
He said the Dubai Market had to pay in rent 60 million afghanis, the Gubahar Centre 169 million afghanis in a land deal, the Onex 485 million afghanis, Sultan Mahmood-i-Ghaznivi Company 780 million afghanis and the Afghan Mashal Company 42 million afghanis.
He did not mention other companies and individuals who owed huge amounts to the municipality, but said the list was very long.
He said hundreds acres of land in different municipal districts of Kabul City had been grabbed and converted to plots.
Habibzai believed high ranking officials might be involved in land grabs but they were not authorised to name them until they were referred to court.
Asmae Zone police chief Brig. Gen. Abdul Rahman Rahmani said law would implement without any discrimination because it was the duty of police. He said Kabul police would take every action possible against criminals in line with the laws.
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