Islamabad: Local traders have called upon the FBR to immediately withdraw its notices otherwise they would launch a strong protest.
Mian Khalid, President ICT Chamber of Small Traders said that FBR Intelligence Directorate has issued notices to small cigarettes retailers of Islamabad, which is totally unjustified.
He called upon the Chairman FBR to take urgent notice of this situation and order for withdrawal of such notices. He said Chairman FBR should conduct an inquiry against those officers who are issuing such notices as these will create law & order problems in the federal capital.
Mian Khalid said the country is currently facing acute energy problem and many political parties are planning to launch protest movements.
In these circumstances, issuing notices by FBR to traders is tantamount to pushing traders to participate in protest movements against the government.
He said cigarettes are being smuggled into the country in connivance with FBR officials as containers carrying such cigarettes are cleared without any proper checkup and FBR’s Additional Director Intelligence better knows who such smugglers are.
He said if such notices were not withdrawn immediately, traders would launch a strong protest against FBR.