A representative of the Rawalpindi Excise and Taxation Department, speaking to a media outlet, informed that the latest computerized system has made it mandatory for the buyers and sellers of vehicles to visit the department for biometric verification to complete the process of vehicle registration or transfer.
The source further highlighted that the biometric verification system is aimed mainly towards eradicating the dubious individuals involved in fabricating fake registration documents. The digital database will obtain the data against the owner of the vehicle in real-time from NADRA’s online database using the fingerprints.
It will also help reduce the fake registrations of automobiles as the data against each vehicle shall be maintained in the excise department database. As a result of the thorough data maintenance, the opportunity of tax evasion for the motorists will also be eliminated, and the department’s revenue will increase.
Rawalpindi Traffic Police also launched a one-window operation for the public to apply for a driver’s license. The department has ended the arduous process that required applicants to wait in long queues, carry multiple documents, fill out lengthy application forms by hand, and visit various rooms within the building multiple times for different tests.
The officials affirmed that the step has been taken for the department to avoid public crowding, considering the resurgence of COVID-19 cases. They also informed that similar developments for the convenience of the public are underway.