KARACHI - Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry has demanded immediate withdrawal of mandatory condition of CNIC/ NTN for all purchasers.

KCCI President Mian Abrar Ahmad has stated that numerous complaints were received from members on revised Income Tax, Sales Tax and Federal Excise Returns especially on CNIC/ NTN condition which became mandatory from January 1, 2012.

H said that unilateral decision should not be taken by FBR and this is very unfortunate that major changes have been made without consultation with the business and industrial community of Karachi.

Abrar said only Karachi contributes 68 percent of the revenue so before framing any policy, FBR should be taken KCCI on board. He demanded that FBR should not burden the already registered tax payers  who are facing manifold problems like power, gas and water shortage, law and order situation and 2-weekly holidays.

He demanded that FBR should involve its own tax machinery to increase the tax net and revenue target of Rs 1,952 billion in current fiscal year. He further urged for equal treatment to the taxpayers by the tax collectors, with no discrimination in respect of penal action.