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LHC restrains PRA from  tax collection

LHC restrains PRA from tax collection

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court has stopped the Punjab Revenue Authority from tax collection. The LHC adjourned the hearing against the PRA till second week of September.

According to details, the Lahore High Court has heard the appeal filed by a taxpayer Attique Anwar Malik in which counsel for complainant Muhammad Mohsin Virk argued before the court that the entity of the PRA is not completed according to the Act.

He added that, according to the law, authority cannot collect taxes until the completion of all legal requirements. On the contrary, the PRA starts sending notices to the taxpayers that the notices have no legal entity.

He further argued that the first and second Validation Act also challenged the tax collection by the Punjab Revenue Authority (PRA) which is considered as illegal under the law.

The counsel further said the Supreme Court of Pakistan already decided the case against the PRA. He prayed that the court may stop the PRA from tax collection till the completion of all legal requirements for its formation.

After the initial hearing, the Lahore High Court (LHC) has ordered the Punjab Revenue Authority (PRA) to not collect the tax, and adjourned the case till second week of September. The LHC also seeks the interpretation from the Advocate General on the constitutional points.