Tax evaders will be named and shamed: Sharjeel

Says their names will be published in newspapers dailies, bank accounts will be frozen

Our Correspondent April 27, 2024
The government has mandated the task force to review the FBR’s tax collection data, its performance indicators and reporting mechanisms, and identify the areas of revenue performance and potential. photo: file


The Sindh government has decided to clamp down on tax evaders and drug dealers, and to publish their names in newspapers.

A high-level meeting was convened in Karachi with Sindh Senior Minister Sharjeel Inam Memon in the chair.

Excise, Taxation, and Narcotics Control Secretary Saleem Rajpoot, DG Aurangzeb Panhwar, directors, and other officers were present at the meeting.

Addressing the meeting, Sharjeel emphasised that tax evaders cause huge loss to the exchequer and pose a serious threat to the country's prosperity. It is high time to take action against them, he said, adding, their names will be published in newspapers, and their accounts will be frozen, with further actions to be taken against them.

Meanwhile, Sharjeel commended the ongoing efforts to combat drug dealers throughout the province. He instructed authorities to intensify the crackdown and praised the officers who demonstrated exceptional performance during the operation.

Sharjeel stressed that no leniency should be shown towards the drug peddlers and zero-tolerance policy should be adopted against them.

Additionally, a proposal was made to implement biometric registration and transfer of vehicles.

Published in The Express Tribune, April 27th, 2024.


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