The Excise, Taxation and Narcotics Control Department is primarily engaged in collection of various provincial taxes, duties, fees and cess items. Its functions include tax facilitation and extends to trace-out the use of illegal and smuggled vehicles and traffic in contraband's. It performs regulatory and public welfare functions/services such as motor vehicle registration and development of tobacco crop, tobacco production areas and tobacco farmers, through utilization of collected Tobacco Development Cess (TDC). The Department is also mandated to register Motor Vehicle Dealers, Real Estate Agents and Video Cassette Shops. The Excise, Taxation and Narcotics Control Department carries a distinction among-st the line departments of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa for its three-pronged functions of Taxation, Regulation and Public Welfare.