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2,350 pending cases in apex courts cost Rs 200b to national exchequer

2,350 pending cases in apex courts cost Rs 200b to national exchequer

ISLAMABAD: Over 2,350 cases have been pending in apex courts costing Rs 200 billions to national exchequer.

“Increasing misunderstanding of revenue laws, flexibility of some laws and trivialization of cases are some of the main factors responsible for pendency of these cases”.

As per details, over 1550 cases in Honourable Supreme Court and about 800 cases in High Courts making a total of 2,350 were pending. National chequer has lost Rs70 billion and  Rs130 billion in Supreme and high courts due to these pending cases. Increasing pending cases not only a big worry for FBR but also it deprived the body of billions rupees.

Talking to Customs Today, FBR Member Legal Ahmad Dildar confirmed the stats adding that a revised policy is needed to tackle the problem. “FBR Chairman has also been briefed on the pending cases and its proposed solutions” he said.

Mr Dildar said Apex courts should launch a quick decision system to solve the  cases. He said accused used the adjournment to postpone the cases adding that taxpayers do not care for quick solution of the case rather they try to postpone the case.