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Vehicles of Qatari royal family: FBR to verify documents from foreign ministry

Vehicles of Qatari royal family: FBR to verify documents from foreign ministry

ISLAMABAD: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has decided to verify the documents of 23 confiscated vehicles, belonging to the Qatar royal family, from the ministry of foreign affairs.

Qatar Ambassador to Pakistan Saqr Bin Mubarak Al Mansouri on Tuesday during the meeting with FBR chairman produced the documents of these confiscated vehicles and told him that these vehicles imported the vehicles under the set laws and this matter should be resolved as soon as possible.

Customs intelligence on September 25 had confiscated the 23 imported luxury vehicles worth Rs250 million from a warehouse belonging to former Senator Saifur Rehman in the outskirts of Islamabad.

Customs officials in a letter to the FBR chairman had claimed that these vehicles were imported on illegal exemption certificate and Customs officials posted in west cleared these vehicles.

On September 25, the Embassy of Qatar in Islamabad in one press release has owned these vehicles and stated that these were imported the said vehicles under Pakistan Customs Tariff Chapter 9905; however, the Customs intelligence Officials rejected this letter mere on the fact that letter issued by the mission without any legal responsibility.

The FBR chairman has assured the ambassador that this matter will be resolved amicably. The department will send the documents to the Ministry of foreign affairs and asked to verify these documents as early as possible.

Sources told if the documents proved correct than the department can initiate an inquiry against those officials who instructed to confiscate these vehicles.