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FBR forms squads to monitor non-duty paid cigarettes

FBR forms squads to monitor non-duty paid cigarettes

LAHORE: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has constituted Tobacco Monitoring Squads s to crackdown against the suspects who sell non-customs duty paid cigarettes in the city.

Sources told Customs Today that the squads would monitor general stores, godowns, and undertake raids on the outlets where non-duty paid cigarettes would be found dumped and sold.

The sources said that the FBR Regional Tax Officer II Assistant Commissioner Inland Revenue Syed Nasir Jamal would supervise the squad and undertake operations against those who would be found involved in dumping of non-duty paid cigarettes.

The squad will comprises Senior Auditor Muhammad Asif, Inspector Muzaffar Ali , Inspector Waqar Shah, Arshad Ahmed Rana Umer Javaid.

It is necessary to mention here that these scouts were constituted on the request of cigarette manufacturers operating in the city. FBR is using all available resources to halt sale of non duty paid tobacco in the region.