Tax and audit: Minhajul Quran challenges FBR notices

Published: July 25, 2014
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Pakistan Awami Tehreek chief Allama Tahirul Qadri.  PHOTO: AFP

Pakistan Awami Tehreek chief Allama Tahirul Qadri. PHOTO: AFP

LAHORE: 

Lahore High Court (LHC) on Thursday sought a reply from the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) and Inland Revenue Department on a petition against audit notices issued to Minhajul Quran.

The counsel for the Minhajul Quran’s administrator said the institution regularly filed its tax returns and had its accounts audited.

He said after the June 17 rioting in Model Town, the FBR had issued audit notices to the institution.

He said the notices were issued as a result of political victimisation of Minhajul Quran. He said audit of an educational institution was against FBR’s rules.

The lawyer requested the court to set aside the impugned notices. Justice Ijazul Ahsan sought a reply from the respondents by September 10.

The judge also sought the attorney general’s assistance on the matter.

Published in The Express Tribune, July 25th, 2014.

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