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LHC hears case challenging tax on Hajj & Umrah tickets

LHC hears case challenging tax on Hajj & Umrah tickets

LAHORE: Lahore High Court (LHC) heard appeal challenging extra tax on Hajj and Umrah. The court adjourned the hearing for October 15.

During hearing of case on 10.10.2018, Justice Abid Eziz Shiekh heard the appeals filed by advocate Nabeel Kahloon in which the counsel for appellant argued before the court that the government has imposed illegal tax on Hajj and Umrah tickets.

He further argued total cost of Hajj and Umrah ticket is Rs27000 but government has imposed Rs14994 in tax illegally on tickets and after imposing extra tax, the ticket amount increased to Rs 41994.

Instead of giving relief to the public, the government is creating issues for the public for offering Hajj and Umrah so Lahore High Court should issue order to suspend tax on Hajj and Umrah ticket.

After hearing arguments from appellant, Lahore High Court (LHC) ordered to compile the same appeal with the appeal filed against the appointment of four officials by chairman Pakistan International Airline (PIA). The same cases will be heard on 15 October.