Non-Filers may not be able to get Commercial Gas, Electricity Connections

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Non-Filers may not be able to get Commercial Gas, Electricity Connections

In an unprecedented move, Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) Chief Shabbar Zaidi has asked the Ministry of Water and Power to consider FBR proposal of blocking Non-Filers from getting Commercial Electricity Connections.

The clause has already been instituted in Section 181AA of Income Tax Ordinance, 2001, which highlights that any application for industrial or commercial Electricity and Gas connection will not be considered unless the person is an income tax return filer.

In this regard, FBR chief has requested the Ministry of Power to issue orders to Power Distribution Companies for the said action.

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