SIALKOT - Air Cargo Agents Association of Pakistan (ACAAP) and Pakistan International Freight Forwarders Association (PIFFA) have jointly give a five-day deadline to the government, stressing the government to withdraw 8 percent turnover tax on service industry till August 31st, 2015, giving a strong warning to the government to come out on the roads and to observe the complete agitational strike from September 1st, 2015 in this regard.

Both ACAAP and PIFFA gave this deadline to the government, while addressing an important meeting of Sialkot’s all main trade bodies held at the auditorium of Sialkot Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) here. SCCI President Fazal Jillani chaired this meeting. A large number of the air cargo agents, freight forwarders and exporters attended this meeting.

Addressing the meeting, Senior Vice Chairman of Air Cargo Agents of Pakistan (ACAAP) Irfan Younas termed the levy of 8 percent turnover tax on the service industry as a cut throat for this industry, saying that it would ruin the business of air cargo and freight in the country by increasing the cost of doing business for the exporters as well.

The meeting gave a five-day deadline to the government, asking the government to withdraw the said tax till the August 31st and after it all the air cargo agents and freight forwarders will come on the roads after closing their nation-wide businesses on September 01, 2015 to lodge their strong protest against government.

During this important meeting, the heads and representatives of Sialkot’s all the main trade bodies including Fazal Jillani President, Mir Alamgir Meyer SVP of Sialkot Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) and Muhammad Younas Chairman Pakistan Gloves Manufacturers and Exporters Association (PGMEA) expressed complete solidarity with the perturbed air cargo agents and freight forwarders in this regard.