A notification has been issued on 20th December 2021 to the proprietors/management of all Hotels/Halls in connection with no NOC objection certificate For Holding Of Entertainment Programs/Shows 2022 by The Office of the Director, Excise, and Taxation, Lahore. Further detail of said notification in same is as under;
No NCO For Holding Of Entertainment Show in Lahore
It is informed that the Punjab Entertainments Duty Act, 1958 (X of 1958) has been repealed vide the Punjab Finance Act, 2021. Therefore, this office has no jurisdiction for the issuance of any NOCs for holding of Entertainment Programs/Shows. Please note that the NOCs for holding Entertainment Shows are not required.
It is further requested that no officer/official can demand any NOC for holding any entertainment show/program. Therefore, if any officer/official from the Excise and Taxation Department demands any NOC for holding of any entertainment program/show, the matter may please be intimated immediately to this office for criminal proceedings against such officer/official.