Traders warn against indifferent FBR behaviour

KARACHI: President Karachi Electronics Dealers Association (KEDA) Muhammad Idress said on Thursday that Federal Board or Revenue (FBR) had adopted an aggressive aptitude against computer traders and importers since last few months which was not in the interest of country.

He said this while talking to a delegation of Pakistan Computers Association here at his office. He said that this derogative behaviour with the traders in businessmen friendly regime was incomprehensible.

He warned that if FBR did not review its behaviour, the traders and importers belonging to information technology sector and Chinese, Singaporean and United Arab Emirate based investors, would be compelled to transfer their business to any other country.

He said that it was necessary for the progress of a developing country like Pakistan to charge minimum duty and tax on computer products and encourage its traders so that common person access to computer could be ensured.

He regretted that instead of facilitating the traders, FBR officials were harassing computers traders and importers through raids and media trial. He added that due to this situation, computer business was coming down rapidly.

He asked the government and FBR officials to review present policy and find an effective solution to the problems being faced by Information Technology with consensus of the trader representatives.

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