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Pending Cases: FBR to request courts for timely decisions

Pending Cases: FBR to request courts for timely decisions

ISLAMABAD: Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has decided to file an application to apex and high courts through Law Ministry for timely decision of pending cases to avoid billions of rupees revenue loss.

As per details, FBR decided to request the apex and high courts to devise a strategy to early solve FBR cases to end the legal war, costing billions to national exchequer. It would also save time and attention of FBR officials, so they can focus on their revenue collection operations more attentively.

A source from FBR briefed Customs Today that FBR Chairman Tariq Bajwa has approved the suggestion of writing to apex courts of Pakistan, after that legal wing of FBR will appeal in courts for early decision of FBR related cases.

Moreover, FBR decided to decrease the number of lawyers in his lawyer panel which will save the institution millions of rupees.

The number of total pending cases of FBR in Supreme and High courts is 2300, in which revenue of Rs200 billion involved.

Furthermore, most of the cases filed were for the explanation of legal matters. The number was increasing every day and the amounts of cases solved so far were very few.

Consequently, FBR has been spending a large amount on the fees paid to lawyer for proceedings of these cases so if they were not solved at time, could cost FBR millions of rupees.