SC gives last chance to FBR to submit reply in Sharif’s additional tax case
Giving the last opportunity to the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) to submit its reply in the case of additional taxes levied on Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif and late Kulsoom Nawaz, wife of PML-N supremo and former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, the Supreme Court (SC) on Friday asked the bureau to tell whether the intended recipients received the tax notices, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
A two-member bench of the apex court, headed by Justice Umar Ata Bandial, is hearing the case.
It asked the FBR to check its documents to ascertain when the notices were issued.
Justice Bandial remarked that if it was proved that the notices had been received then the additional taxes will be effective; otherwise, the apex court will throw out the case filed by the FBR against the Lahore High Court’s (LHC) decision.
When counsel for the FBR said that it was his client’s stated position that the notices had been issued, Justice Mansoor Ali Shah remarked the question was whether both Shehbaz and Kalsoom had received the notices. “By merely saying that the notices had been issued, the bureau could not prove that they were received,” the judge said.
Justice Bandial said the matter dated back to 1994-95, while the additional tax was levied in 2002.
He further said the FBR had not even given the date on which the tax notices were issued.