SIALKOT: Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has decided to monitor the trade, business and industrial activities of as many as 100 big industrial units for being the chronic defaulters of the taxes in Sialkot, Narowal, Gujrat, Mandi Bahaud Din, Hafizabad and Gujranwala, district of Gujranwala Division.
According to the senior FBR officials, the special teams of FBR would be deputed in these defaulter industrial units, which would keep vigilant eye on the movement of the trucks and containers filled with the raw material and ready products besides seeking the secret information from the employees and workers of these industrial units.
FBR officials added that FBR would demand increase in the ratio of their payable taxes, besides, giving the fresh tax payment targets to the other commercial shops as well.
FBR officials revealed that during the scrutiny of tax returns filed by the industrial units during the last five years, the tax payment of the above-mentioned 100 industrial units were reducing gradually, due to which the FBR has decided to monitor them.
Meanwhile, customs intelligence officials have impounded as many as five non-customs paid luxury vehicles (including a BMW car) during a special search operation at Gujrat, Gujranwala and Wazirabad along the G T Road here. The officials added that these vehicles were impounded due to non-payment of the customs duties.
Sources said Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has arrested as many as four accused human traffickers Ashraf, Sajid, Awais and Tanveer from Sialkot region here.
Khalid Anees (Divisional Deputy Director FIA) told that the accused had been sending the innocent people abroad illegally especially to European, African, South Asian, Middle East Countries and the Gulf States after getting big amounts from them by showing them the golden dreams of their lucid future in abroad.
He added that the FIA has sent the accused behind the bars after registering separate cases against them. Further investigations were underway in this regard.