Declare hand fan luxury item, Shujaat asks govt

By: 24 News
Published: 05:14 PM, 4 Feb, 2020
Pakistan Muslim League (PML-Q) President and former prime minister Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain
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A delegation of Pakistan Electric Fan Manufacturing Association (PEFMA) headed by Mirza Jamshed called on Pakistan Muslim League (PML-Q) President and former prime minister Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain at his residence in Lahore on Tuesday.

The delegation included Abdul Razzaq, Ghiasuddin Paul, Raja Qamar and other office-bearers. The delegation expressed its reservations on electric fan being included in luxury items on which Ch Shujaat Hussain said that the government should also declare hand fan as a luxury item and propose to levy tax on it in the budget.

He said that to provide business facilities to traders community is the duty of the government but it has included electric fan in the luxury items also although those doing so have airconditioners in their bathrooms.

Shujaat said electric fan is the need of every poor man and including it in luxury items is not right in any manner. He said that there are many food items for instance apple etc, which we export to other countries, on which duty can be imposed.