ISLAMABAD: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) on Saturday announced that there will be no sales tax on fresh fruit imports from Afghanistan.
This concession by the FBR is being appreciated by traders from both sides as a key decision which will certainly promote trade between the two neighbouring countries.
Besides, FBR Chairman Ashfaq Ahmad during his visit to Torkham border ensured clearance of 1,400 trucks loaded with fruits from Afghanistan which had got stuck.
The FBR chief accompanied by Member Customs Tariq Huda and Member Customs Policy Saeed Jadoon also reviewed the pace and quality of services being provided by Pakistan Customs to facilitate border trade. The customs staff assured him to accelerate the process of 100 more trucks awaiting clearance.
Earlier, the chairman FBR held an important meeting with traders from both sides of the border and assured them of every possible assistance in ensuring smooth and easy flow of bilateral trade.
He positively hoped that the Customs staff posted there will maintain the highest standards of professional conduct in discharge of their official duty.
Published in Dawn, September 26th, 2021
As an indication that Pakistan's foreign policy have moved to a geo-economic emphasis, ales tax on fruits imported from Afghanistan will have zero percent sales tax from today. This will significantly help Afghan traders and framers. pic.twitter.com/lTMJy5Cymf— Mohammad Sadiq (@AmbassadorSadiq) September 25, 2021