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Smuggled Vehicles: Amnesty Scheme not to be extended beyond 31st March

Karachi, March 26, 2013 (PPI-OT): The amnesty scheme notified by the Federal Government, for legitimizing the smuggled and non-duty paid vehicles upon payment of duty and taxes, will expire on 31st March, 2013. The scheme will not be extended beyond 31st March, 2013. The rumors suggesting possible extension in the deadline are absolutely unfounded.

2. Those seeking to avail of this facility of the amnesty scheme must therefore present their smuggled / non-duty paid vehicles to Customs, latest by 31st March, 2013.

3. It is further clarified that the Federal Board of Revenue is determined to redouble its drive against such vehicles after the expiry of the amnesty scheme on 31st March, 2013. Instructions have been issued to the Customs field formations to impound such vehicles, besides lodging FIRs against the persons found in the ownership or possession of these vehicles, provided they are not got legitimized under the amnesty scheme, upto 31st March, 2013.

For more information, contact:
Mujeeb-ur-Rehman Talpur
Second Secretary (Public Relations)
Federal Board of Revenue
FATE Wing, Federal Board of Revenue,
Constitution Avenue, Sector G-5,
Islamabad, Pakistan
Phone: +92 51 921 7267
Fax: +92 51 9208456
Email: mujeeb.talpur@fbr.gov.pk , talpur35@gmail.com

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