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  • SC rejects govt’s plea against gas cess verdict

    ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court rejected on Wednesday a federal government’s petition seeking review of its Aug 22, 2014, judgment declaring the gas infrastructure development cess (GIDC) a fee, and not a tax...

    The apex court in its judgment had explained that such a cess should not have been introduced through a money bill in the National Assembly under Article 73 of the Constitution...

  • High court stays recovery of gas cess

    PESHAWAR: A Peshawar High Court bench on Monday issued a stay order suspending the recovery of billions of rupees worth of arrears by the Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited on account of the Gas Infrastructure Development Cess (GIDC) from dozens of industrial units in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa...

    The lawyers said the GIDC Act, 2015, was then challenged before the high court, which stayed the recovery of cess from dozens of petitioners over a...

  • Cess withdrawal sought

    KARACHI: The Overseas Investors Cham­ber of Commerce and Industry (OICCI) has sought withdrawal of the Sindh Deve­lopment and Maintenance Infrastructure Cess...

  • NA adopts gas cess bill as PPP backs govt

    In a classic sleight of hand, PPP lawmakers led the debate during the first part of the session on Tuesday, terming the Gas Infrastruc­ture Development Cess (GIDC) Bill 2014, “a conspiracy to weaken the federation”...

    The Supreme Court had ruled that such a cess could not be collected through the finance bill, but the PML-N government imposed the tax through an ordinance in September last year...

  • 0.9pc infrastructure development cess on goods

    LAHORE: The Punjab government has proposed to levy an infrastructure development cess on the ‘goods manufactured, produced or consumed in the province, goods imported into or exported out of the province’...

    The cess will be collected at a fixed rate of 0...

  • Gas cess to weaken federation: Imran

    ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf has criticised the Gas Infrastructure Develop-ment Cess (GIDC) Bill 2014, saying it is an “anti-federation” piece of legislation which will put burden on poor people...

    Addressing a press conference here on Wednesday, PTI chief Imran Khan said the ruling PML-N was bent upon weakening the federation by imposing the cess...

  • ‘Charging cess from CNG sector discriminatory’

    RAWALPINDI: All Pakistan CNG Association (APCNGA) on Wednesday said the Gas Infrastructure Development Cess (GIDC) Bill 2014 adopted by the National Assembly was discriminatory and would ruin the already troubled CNG sector...

    “The GIDC Act stresses on the recovery of cess of the past years from the CNG sector only and relieves other gas consuming sectors,” said Ghiyas Abdullah Paracha of the APCNGA...

  • CNG dealers protest imposition of gas cess

    PESHAWAR: Reacting to the imposition of Gas Infrastructure Development Cess (GIDC) by the federal government, the All Pakistan CNG Association (APCNGA) on Monday observed a sit-in on Sher Shah Suri Road outside Governor House here, and asked the government to withdraw the decision...

    The APCNGA leader said Peshawar High Court had already declared GIDC as illegal on June 13, 2013 while Supreme Court had also upheld the verdict on...

  • Gas cess arrears challenged in high court

    PESHAWAR: Hundreds of CNG stations and industrial units on Monday moved the Peshawar High Court against the recovery of arrears on account of Gas Infrastructure Development Cess (GIDC) by the Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited (SNGPL) through a recent law for the period for which the superior courts had declared the levy of such cess illegal...

    The All Pakistan CNG Association and numerous other consumers later challenged GIDC before...

  • PHC stays recovery of gas cess from industries

    PESHAWAR: The Peshawar High Court on Thursday stayed the recovery of arrears on account of Gas Infrastructure Development Cess (GIDC) from around 450 CNG stations and industrial units by the Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited (SNGPL) for the period for which the superior courts had declared the levy of such cess illegal...

  • Sindh raises infrastructure cess rate by 10pc

    KARACHI: The Sindh government has raised infrastructure cess rates by 10 per cent to generate additional tax revenue...

    The new finance bill provides that the rates of infrastructure cess, which is charged on all imports landing in the province by sea and the airport will range from 1...

  • PA passes finance, infrastructure development cess bills

    LAHORE: The Punjab Assembly on Wednesday passed The Punjab Finance Bill 2015 and The Punjab Infrastructure Development Cess Bill 2015 amidst uproar from opposition benches, paving the way for the provincial government to collect tax on 10 services and 0...

    9pc cess from exporters and importers...

  • Infrastructure cess on gold imports opposed

    KARACHI: The All Pakistan Gem Merchants and Jewellers Association (APGMJA) has contested imposition of infrastructure cess on gold imports by the Sindh government, arguing that the yellow metal is imported in small packages, mostly as personal baggage...

    In a recent meeting with the secretary Excise and Taxation, APGMJA Chairman Saeed Mazhar Ali said the cess, as defined by the Sindh government, is a tax charged on the use of...

  • Oil industry warns of shortages as Punjab imposes development cess

    ISLAMABAD: The oil industry has protested over imposition of infrastructure development cess by the Punjab government, and warned that it may result in product shortages and price distortions across the country...

    The Punjab Revenue Authority (PRA) has started collection of Punjab Infrastructure Development Cess (PIDC) effective May 25, 2015, on imported goods and cleared on dry ports...

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