LAHORE: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has served notices on the companies which got rebate exemption on tea whiteners under the guise of milk.
As per details, the companies got a huge rebates from the government by declaring the tea whiteners as milk. The FBR has asked all these manufacturing companies to deposit Rs 30 billion to the national kitty immediately.
The sources said that the FBR would take stern action if the companies failed to deposit the above said amount. The sources said the Punjab Food Authority has also planned to launch a crackdown against all such companies which have been playing with the human lives.
They said that heavy fines will be imposed on all such companies. FBR also clarified that all those companies would be required to mention tea whiteners or milk on each and every pack of milk. Previously the companies have earned billions of rupees by selling the tea whitners in the name of milk.
According to an estimate as many as 40 million Pakistanis have affected by the tea whiteners. The experts have already identified tea whiteners are dangers for children.
They say it is a big problem for common people to distinguish between tea whiteners and milk. Mostly, companies are manufacturing tea whiteners and they named them milk, which are not only fake milks but also is illegal, according to firm law.