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FBR barred from exacting tax from ex-CJP’s son

FBR barred from exacting tax from ex-CJP’s son

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Tuesday restrained the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) from taking any coercive measure against Arsalan Iftikhar, son of former chief justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, with respect to recovery of income tax.

Mr Iftikhar filed a petition and stated that the Inland Revenue department of the FBR sent him a notice for the recovery of Rs1.6m as income tax. He said the tax assessment done by the department was much higher than his income.

He prayed to the court to set aside the notice served by the department for the recovery of the income tax.

The court suspended the impugned notice and restrained the department from recovery of income tax from the petitioner till next hearing on Nov 3. It also sought a reply from the department.

bail plea dismissed: A LHC division bench denied bail to a banned outfit’s member involved in distribution of hate material.

Accused Imtiaz Zafar pleaded through his counsel that police implicated him in a fabricated case and had no evidence against him.

A deputy prosecutor, Khurram Khan, told the court that police nabbed the accused distributing hate material and booked him under the Protection of Pakistan Act. A special court established under the law was competent to hear such cases, he added.

After hearing both sides, a division bench dismissed the bail petition.

Published in Dawn, September 9th, 2015

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