Over 11,000 SIMs blocked as FBR tightens noose around non-filers

Representation image of mobile phone SIM cards. — AFP/File In line with the government’s decision, the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) on Thursday said that more than 11,000 mobile phone SIMs of non-filers have been blocked so far across the country. In a statement, the spokesperson of the tax collection body said: “11,252 SIMs have […]

‘Over 9,000 SIMs blocked’ as FBR tightens noose around non-filers

SIMs can be seen in this representational image. —Pixabay/ File ISLAMABAD: As per planned action against non-filers by the federal government to curb tax evasion, over 9,000 SIMs of non-filers were blocked following the directives of the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR). A spokesperson of the tax collecting body said the FBR informed the telecommunication […]

SIM cards of 0.5m non-filers to be blocked | The Express Tribune

The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has decided to block the SIM cards of 0.5 million individuals involved in tax evasion, following the approval of the FBR chairman, Express News reported. Sources reveal that the FBR has identified two million tax evaders. However, mobile companies have requested not to block such a large number of […]

Panic over blocked imports in crisis-stricken Pakistan

A security personnel stands guard beside a ship carrying containers on Gwadar port. AFP/File  Pakistan business chiefs are clamouring for the cash-strapped government to allow manufacturing materials stuck at the key port of Karachi into the country, warning that a failure to lift a ban on imports will leave millions jobless. Faced with critically low […]

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