FBR Seizes 1,235 Packets of Counterfeit Cigarettes in Countrywide Crackdown

Mon Apr 22 2024
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ISLAMABAD: Federal Board of Revenue’s (FBR) IR Field Formations conducted a countrywide crackdown on counterfeit and non-stamped cigarettes and seized 1,235 packets of cigarettes having an approximate value of 96 million rupees.

This massive operation was carried out upon the directions of Chairman Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) Malik Amjed Zubair Tiwana and under the direct supervision of the Member Inland Revenue (Operations) Mir Badshah Khan Wazir, said a press release here on Monday.

A total number of 4,652 retail outlets all over Pakistan had been visited out of which thirty-three were been sealed for the illicit tobacco trade.

A total of 204 teams comprising 1047 number of total human resources took part in the enforcement drive to curb the movement of illicit cigarettes.

Chairman FBR Malik Amjed Zubair Tiwana and Member Inland Revenue (Operations) Mir Badshah Khan Wazir appreciated the efforts of IR field formations taking part in the said exercise.

They said that despite minimal human resources and logistics, the Inland Revenue Enforcement Network was persistently making endeavours to eradicate the menace of illicit tobacco trade.

FBR to Continue Crackdown Against Illicit Tobacco Trade

They resolved that all the culprits involved in the illicit tobacco trade and evading the government’s revenue shall be dealt with iron hand and will be liable to penal proceedings under the relevant rules.


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