GILGIT: Gilgit-Baltistan legislative assembly Speaker Wazir Baig has urged treasury benches to inform the house whether non-customs paid (NCP) vehicles have been regularised after the payment of customs duty.
The speaker’s remarks came after lawmakers complained that the fate of NCP vehicles hangs in the balance despite paying customs duties.
“A court in Islamabad has declared the federal government’s amnesty scheme, under which duties have been paid, to be illegal,” Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) legislator Shireen Fatima said during the assembly’s second day of proceedings.
Mirza Hussain and Amina Ansari of Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid said NCP vehicles couldn’t be driven out of G-B despite paying a huge duty, since their legal status is still ambiguous.
Baig directed Excise and Taxation Minister Muhammad Naseer to arrange a briefing for the legislators on the issue, with complete details of total revenue collected from G-B and where the amount is deposited.