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FBR blocks 11,252 Sims of non-filers

FBR spokesperson stated on Thursday that till May 22, 2024 the FBR had blocked 11,252 SIMS of non-filers

By Our Correspondent
May 24, 2024
A representational image of a sim placed next to a smartphone. — Pexels
A representational image of a sim placed next to a smartphone. — Pexels

ISLAMABAD: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has so far blocked 11,252 SIMs of non-filers and announced that the process would continue.

The FBR and cellular mobile operators (CMOs) had remained at loggerheads whereas the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) also opposed the FBR move initially but later on preferred to keep silent over the issue.

The FBR spokesperson stated on Thursday that till May 22, 2024 the FBR had blocked 11,252 SIMS of non-filers.

Meanwhile, FBR Chairman Malik Amjed Zubair inaugurated the new building of Regional Tax Office in Islamabad.

Addressing the inauguration ceremony, he said that the new facility is fully equipped with modern technology to provide better facilitation to taxpayers and to streamline the process of tax collection.

He emphasised that in these difficult economic times, our task is extremely challenging, but we are committed to maximising revenue collection for economic prosperity. He urged all the officers to uphold the highest standards of integrity and professional commitment in discharging their duties.

The chairman appreciated FBR Member Admin/HR and Chief Projects, along with their teams, for successfully completing the project. He also thanked Pak PWD and other stakeholders for their continuous support.