Pakistan news September 26, 2012

PCB account frozen over unpaid tax

ESPNcricinfo staff

The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) in Pakistan has frozen the PCB's account over outstanding taxes worth about Pakistan Rs 30 million (US$317,000 approx). The board has heavily criticised the action and said the FBR did not follow proper procedures.

According to the Express News, the PCB owed Rs 30 million to the FBR out of which Rs 18 million has been recovered after freezing the PCB's account. The FBR spokesman wasn't available to comment though PCB have denied being a defaulter and called the act as illegal.

"FBR didn't serve any notice to PCB before recovering money from PCB bank account and an opportunity of being heard was required before doing such act," the PCB said in a statement. "The issued Stay Order from Honorable Appellate Tribunal Inland Revenues in favour of PCB recovery of this amount from PCB bank Account is an illegal act."

This is not the first time the FBR has recovered the withholding tax by freezing the PCB's account with Rs 70 million was obtained in June this year in similar circumstances.

According to the PCB, the Commissioner Income Tax (Appeals) granted the stay order for the recovery of money pertaining to the tax year 2006 and proceedings are currently underway before the Appellate tribunal.

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  • Imran on September 27, 2012, 22:08 GMT

    @faisal: trust me they dont match. You gota look again. infact i heard they are trying to get matching trousers in coming matches. and kits design is awefull. and design get approved by boards. Sponsers cant just handin any kits to players. And their traning kits are even more worst.

  • Dummy4 on September 27, 2012, 17:10 GMT

    Pakistan kit sucks. its either green and yellow or green and dark green. our flag has 2 colours; green and white and they look beatiful together. there should be only green and white colours in the pakistani kit. green and yellow are gross.

  • Bilal on September 27, 2012, 15:50 GMT

    The kit is awful. Just because it has a flag in it doesnt make it a good kit. its poorly designed, just like PCB itself, missing no opportunity to bring shame to the country.

  • Dummy4 on September 27, 2012, 15:40 GMT

    Pakistani team has the best kit in this tournaments as compared to all other teams afghan kit is even no where near to them. This is the best kit I have ever seen and a Pakistani flag on the left shoulder just above the heart is really awesome and completely presrve our identity.

  • zafar on September 27, 2012, 15:31 GMT

    i agree pakistan kit is awsome

  • Dummy4 on September 27, 2012, 14:13 GMT

    Pakistan team kits are awesome

  • Dummy4 on September 27, 2012, 12:50 GMT

    100pc agree with @ syed faisal

  • Dummy4 on September 27, 2012, 12:38 GMT

    @Syed Faisal Azhar .... (Y) Well Done

  • Dummy4 on September 27, 2012, 9:33 GMT

    @ Mr. Syed Imran Abbad..please have a look again on PAK TEAM kits..its wonderful and its the only kit in the all 12 teams who have complete COUNTRY FLAG in it. I dont know why you like Afghanistan kit may be you belong to them. We love our Country..we love our team and we love our kit in this world cup...

  • Ahmed on September 27, 2012, 9:19 GMT

    @ Syed... U r right kits are matching but its provided by the sponsor Pepsi/CA ... board has nothing to do with it...

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