Law Ministry sets up customs, income, sales tax tribunals on FPCCI demand

Shabbir Mansha Churra, Convener, Standing Committee on Customs, Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FPCCI), while expressing gratitude to Prime Minister Imran Khan, Chief Justice of Pakistan, Justice Gulzar Ahmed, and Federal Law Minister, Barrister Dr. Farogh Naseem for setting up two different tribunals to deal with complaints related to taxes and customs at the long-standing demand of the FPCCI.

These tribunals were inactive for a long time and now the members have been appointed by activating these tribunals. The Ministry of Law & Justice has also issued a notification in this regard. In a statement, Shabbir Mansha Churra said that the FPCCI had sent letters to the Ministry of Law & Justice for the appointment of members for the tribunals, on which positive progress was made and now the tribunals are functioning and the appointment of members will bring justice to the business community.

According to the notification, Muhammad Arif Khan has been appointed as Chairman Customs Applet Tribunal Bench I, while Abdul Jabbar Qureshi has been appointed as Judicial member for Bench I, Karachi, Dr. Naveed-ul-Haq, Member Bench to Karachi, Mumtaz Hussain Member Peshawar Bench, and Abdul Zahir Achakzai has been appointed as a Judicial Member for Quetta Bench. Similarly, 10 Judicial Members have been also appointed for redressal of disputes related to sales tax, income tax, and grievances.

Shabbir Mansha Churra further said that by setting up of tribunals will speed up the resolution of disputes and grievances related to customs and sales tax & income tax.

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