Balochistan businessmen postpone strike at borders till Jan 10 after assurance by FBR
QUETTA: Businesses community of Balochistan has postponed strike at Pak-Iran and Pak-Afghan borders after assurance of the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR).
Business community members held a meeting with the Chairman FBR, Muhammad Asgfaq and other high ups on Friday.
President Quetta Chamber of commerce Fida Hussain Dashti, Senior VP Muhammad Akbar Maryani, VP Amjad Siddiqui advocate and others held a thorough meeting with chairman FBR and others. The chairman FBR assured that the grievances of traders community would be addressed on a priority basis. After successful negotiations Mr Dashti announced postponement of strike at borders till January 10, 2022.
This decision on behalf of business community has come after 4 days of strike at Pak Iran and Pak Afghan borders against customs intelligence. The business community had accused custom’s intelligence of creating obstacles in the way of legal trade at borders. However, sources at custom intelligence said that there were outstanding of Rs:6 Billion against business community in terms of taxation.
Mr Fida Dashti has demanded of the chairman FBR to withdraw all registered cases against businessmen of Balochistan.