OUR STAFF REPORTER ISLAMABAD - Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) Friday issued instructions to all Customs Collectorates to remain open on Sunday (June 26) as normal working day in order to facilitate the traders in making maximum use of the relief/amnesty measures announced recently. FBR had announced that one per cent reduction in General Sales Tax (GST) and elimination of Special Excise Duty on imports, as approved in the budget, would be effective from June 20 against July 1 in order to facilitate the trade and industry in the country. Therefore, in order to provide maximum relief to the traders, the Federal Board of Revenue has issued instructions to all Customs Collectorates to remain open on Sunday as normal working day in order to facilitate the traders in making maximum use of the relief/amnesty measures announced recently. All Customs Offices have also been directed to remain open till 09.00 pm on 29th and 30th June 2011 to receive duty and taxes and to facilitate taxpayers. All clearance for imports/exports shall be affected accordingly. Meanwhile, FBR has further requested the Governor State Bank of Pakistan to issue necessary instructions to the National Bank of Pakistan to provide banking facility in the designated branches throughout Pakistan to collect duty and taxes on behalf of the government on June 26 and for extended hours on 29th and 30th June, 2011.