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Customs reveals another multi-million scam by Telenor

Customs reveals another multi-million scam by Telenor

ISLAMABAD: The Directorate General Customs Intelligence and Investigation Islamabad has brought another mega scam of Rs 23 million duty evasion by Telenor into light.

As per details, the customs has issued notice to the telecommunication service provider, Telenor, for its alleged involvement in another Rs 23 million duty evasion in mis-declaration/mis-classification. Telenor has assured the customs that they were ready to pay all duty and taxes in both cases.

It is important to mention here that the FBR has raised a demand of Rs 33.03 million customs duty against the Telenor Pakistan on import of telecommunication equipment including GU Base Stations, IPASO link radio equipment, arial equipment pol/directional antennas-mounting brackets, GSM equipment, Yuasa power equipment with installation material, outdoor rectifier and battery cabinets on submitting less duty.

Moreover, Customs has postponed the lodging of FIR on assurance by Telenor of paying the dues but if company has not deposited the taxes it has to face the severe consequences of duty evasion charges.