OUR STAFF REPORTER WAZIRABAD - Federal Tax Ombudsman Dr Mohammad Shoaib Saddal has said that Pakistan is facing a revenue loss of Rs50 billion in embezzlement of 24,000 containers brought for Nato and Isaf, by taking benefit of Afghan transit trade route. The Supreme Court has been informed about primary investigation report. About 200,000 tax payers have been given relief of Rs7 billion, he said while talking to the media and industrialists at the residence of Malik Mohammad Shafiq, the president of the Citizens Council, here. Dr Shoaib stated that honest and hardworking retired officers had been appointed in Karachi, Quetta, Islamabad, Lahore and Peshawar for remedy of grievances of tax payers. However, he said, subordinate offices were being appointed in Faisalabad, Gujranwala, Sialkot and Haiderabad in this regard. 1,500 tax payers referred their cases to the FTOs office and were given relief while 196,000 tax payers had been refunded Rs7 billion, he said, adding that there was sufficient opportunities to make the tax system more transparent and simple for increase in revenue. Elimination of corruption in tax collection is possible by taking stern action against corrupt officials, he added. He further added that security of rights of tax payers was a must to stabilise economy of Pakistan. The FTO Department is doing its job well and giving relief to the tax payers observing rules and regulations, he said. We have submitted primary report of investigation in container case to the worthy Supreme Court.