Tax evasion: IT standing committee for legal action against 5 telcos

A sub committee has been constituted to probe into the matter.

August 07, 2012

ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly Standing Committee on Information Technology on Tuesday called for legal action in a suspected 47 billion tax evasion case by five telecom companies.

The committee, chaired by Member of National Assembly (MNA) Chaudhry Barjees Tahi, expressed strong dissatisfaction over the issue while sharing the issue with the Ministry of IT, Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) and Federal Bureau of Revenue (FBR). It questioned as to why legal action was not initiated against two specific mobile phone companies despite the fact that the FBR had declared it a procedural lapse instead of tax evasion.

A sub-committee, headed by Anusha Khanwas was constituted to probe the matter and submit its report within the next 15 days.

The sub-committee would comprise Dr Talat Mahesar, Sardar Muhammad Shafaqat Hayat Khan, Chaudhry Iftikhar Nazir and Pir Syed Fazal Ali Shah Jelani.

The NA committee meeting was also attended by MNAs Chaudhry Iftikhar Nazir, Farhat Kahn, Pir Syed Fazal Ali Shah Jelani, Dr Roshan Din Junejo, D. Talat Mahesar, Parveen Masood Bhatti, Anusha Rehman Khan Advocate and Muhammad Shafqat Hayat.


geo pakistan | 10 years ago | Reply

Get your facts right. They committee wants the people who created this hype and frivolous compaign against CMOs to be prosecuted. The sub committee was formed with the mandate to identify the persons responsible and recommend actio.n because of direct effect on the foreign direcr investment in Pakistan and the possible repurcasion on the 3g license auction this year. It is possible that if the way things are going all the CMOs will not be able tp participate because pf NAB and np outsider will come as both 3 + 2g services cannot be run parallel and are unvaible.

abdussamad | 10 years ago | Reply

This is just propaganda against the telcos.

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