Chairman of the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) Dr. Ashfaq has warned that proof of tax evasion will result in your SIM cards getting blocked, and your electricity and gas connections will be cut off as well.
The promulgation of the presidential ordinance has allowed the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) to disconnect the mobile phones/SIMs, electricity, and gas connection of non-filers. Dr. Ashfaq said that this will result in an increase in tax revenue.
While briefing the National Assembly Standing Committee on Finance, he said that Rs. 850 billion in revenue had been collected in the first two months of the current financial year 2021-22.
The members of the Opposition Committee protested against the Chairman’s remarks during the briefing, to which he retorted, “Our good deeds and increase in revenue should be commended”.
He maintained that the SIM cards of those hiding their incomes will be blocked.