CDA and 1LINK Pvt. in collaboration with SBP, enter into an agreement to digitize a collection of taxes via 1LINK Bill Payment Service.
Capital Development Authority, Islamabad (CDA), and 1LINK (Pvt.) Limited (1LINK) in collaboration with the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP), enter into an agreement to digitize the collection of taxes through 1LINK 1BILL – Bill Payment Service. Integrating digital payments into the economy is a strong contributor to broad economic growth and financial empowerment. With this arrangement, collection of property tax and water charges will be digitized through 1BILL in the first phase and all other collections will follow suit in the second phase of implementation.
The agreement was signed by Mr. Rana Shakeel Asghar, Financial Advisor Member – CDA and Mr. Najeeb Agrawalla, CEO – 1LINK, in presence of senior officials from SBP, CDA, and 1LINK.
Mr. Rana Shakeel Asghar, Financial Advisor Member – CDA commented, ‘The current era is the era of the digital transactions. Citizens will be able to pay their property taxes, sales taxes, revenue, water sanitation charges, land transfer charges, and other bills through this app. In order to facilitate CDA clientele through all available channels (ATM, IB, MB, Bank Branch Counters, and Branchless merchants), CDA has decided to partner with 1LINK – the fully licensed PSO/PSP from SBP, in its journey towards digitalization.’ Speaking on the occasion Mr. Najeeb Agrawalla, CEO – 1LINK said, ‘1LINK is honored to onboard CDA on its grid for bill payments. Through the enablement of government collections on all 1LINK members’ channels(ADCs/OTC) we hope to pave the way towards digitization and convenience for citizens of Islamabad.’