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LHC bars PRA to recover Rs52m sales tax from LUMS

LHC bars PRA to recover Rs52m sales tax from LUMS

LAHORE: Lahore High Court (LHC) has restricted the Punjab Revenue Authority (PRA) from recovery of sales tax worth Rs 52 million from Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) till the decision of pending stay application with the commissioner (appeals). The court also directed commissioner (appeals) for deciding the pending appeal within three months.

According to the details of case, the single bench of Lahore High Court comprising Justice Shahid Karim passed the orders while disposing of a petition filed by the university.

Earlier, a counsel on behalf of the LUMS submitted that the PRA issued notices to the university for recovery of Rs 52 million sales tax, which was challenged through an appeal before the commissioner. He submitted that the appeal was still pending with the commissioner, besides a stay application.

The counsel submitted that the commissioner (appeal) had gone abroad whereas he had not made any decision on the stay application. He pleaded with the court for stopping the authority from the recovery of the sales tax till the decision of the application.