WHT at Turkham: Traders warn of stopping exports to Afghanistan

Published: January 2, 2019
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Workers load straw onto a decorated truck outside Faisalabad, Pakistan. PHOTO: REUTERS

Workers load straw onto a decorated truck outside Faisalabad, Pakistan. PHOTO: REUTERS

LANDI KOTAL: Traders running import export business at Turkham border protesting against imposition of withholding tax said they will stop all exports to Afghanistan if the government will not withdraw its decision by January 9.

While addressing the protest Exporter and Importer Association President Syed Abdur Rauf Shah said: “we file over Rs1 billion in taxes under various heads to the public exchequer every year.”

Custom Clearing Agents Association President Zarqeeb Shinwari said: “Placing withholding tax on the exporters, who are already paying billions of rupees to the national treasury is unjust, federal board of revenue and government should review the policy.”

Published in The Express Tribune, January 2nd, 2019.

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