PESHAWAR, 28 September: Residents of Hayatabad Township on Wednesday held a protest demonstration against increase in volume of taxes on real estate.

The protesters gathered outside the Peshawar press club and chanted slogans against the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) for levying additional taxes on people associated with the business of real estate.

They were of the view that the government doubled the volume of taxes on the transfer of immovable property, NOC fee, water bills, violation and debris charges and fees of maps.

The protesters informed that they repeatedly tried to approach the director general of the Peshawar Development Authority (PDA) Saleem Hasan Watto to apprise him about their problems but he refused to meet them.

The protesters demanded of the government to immediately withdraw the increase in taxes. They also demanded the transfer of the present DG PDA.