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FBR to solve taxpayers’ problems: commissioner

GUJRANWALA – Regional Tax Chief Commissioner Sajjad Ali has said that only flourishing trade and industry could strengthen the economy and Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) is ready to solve 100 percent problems of taxpayers.
He said this while addressing a meeting of Gujranwala Chamber of Commerce and Industry as the chief guest.
Sajjad assured the business community of taking no ex parte decision against anyone on a single show cause notice and added that minimum three notices would be served before taking any action. He stressed expansion of tax base, saying it could strengthen the country’s economy.
He was of the considered view that new taxpayers should be encouraged and facilitated at all levels. He added that after the computerisation of the entire system, no official could exploit taxpayers.
He further said refund of income tax was centralised on the proposal of businessmen community and if they were of the view that the system was not clicking, revision of the proposal could be forwarded to the FBR.
He said the problems regarding verification of sales tax invoices would be sorted out and added that the units exempted from income tax would not be audited.
PRAYER LEADER KILLED: Some unknown people assassinated a prayer leader when he was returning home after offering Isha prayer at Tatlayaali.
The police said 30-year-old Qari Muhammad Shakeel of Jamia-tul-Banat Mosque was shot dead by two assailants when he was going home at Omar Colony after prayers. The police shifted the dead body to a hospital and started investigations.
RAPIST SENTENCED TO 14-YEAR: District and Sessions Judge Kazim Raza Shamsi has awarded 14-years imprisonment and Rs 100,000 fine to one Abdul Ghaffar on the charge of raping a minor girl. According to details, Abdul Ghaffar molested a six-year-old girl on July 15, 2010, at Chak Chaudhry. Noshera Virkan police arrested him after registering a case against him.
Four killed in separate incidents: At least four people lost their lives while 10 others were injured in separate road accidents in the district.
In the first accident, 35-year-old driver Siddique died on the spot while Muhammad Akram, his wife Aasia and sons Hamid and Bawa and daughter Sumaira were injured in a collision between two cars on Sheikhupura Road.
The injured were rushed to a nearby hospital. In the second accident, a collision between a tractor-trailer and a car near village Artali Virkan left the driver of the car dead and five others injured who were hospitalised in Noshera Virkan hospital.
In the third road accident, a speedy truck crushed two elderly people to death on the bypass road near Alam Chowk.
MAN KILLED IN ROBBERY BID: A rickshaw driver was killed while resisting a robbery at Noshera Road in the jurisdiction of Baghbanpura police station.
The police said 40-year-old Irshad was returning home after the day-long labour when unidentified robbers stopped him and asked for money. On his refusal, the robbers shot him injured, snatched the money from and fled away. Passersby took the injured to hospital but he could not survive.

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