Regional tax office Rawalpindi confiscates non-duty paid cartons of cigarettes worth millions 

Islamabad, January 24, 2023 (PPI-OT):Upon receipt of credible information, Inland Revenue Squad of Enforcement Network (IREN) of Regional Tax Office (RTO) Rawalpindi confiscated scores of non-duty paid cartons of cigarettes worth millions of rupees in two different raids.

In the first incident, IREN Squad intercepted a truck on GT Road in Sohawa District, Jhelum, and carrying non-duty paid 70 cartons (700,000 sticks) of local brand cigarettes. The illegal stock of cigarettes involving tax evasion of approximately Rs. 1.9 Million was confiscated and transferred to a warehouse in Jhelum as no documents/invoices were produced to establish that the cigarettes were duty paid.

In a separate incident, 06 cartons (60.000 sticks) of non-duty paid cigarettes of different local brands were confiscated from a local dealer in Dina Market and the same were shifted to FBR warehouse in Jhelum District. Further investigation is underway in both cases.

For more information, contact:
Second Secretary (Public Relations)
Federal Board of Revenue (FBR)
FATE Wing, Federal Board of Revenue,
Constitution Avenue, Sector G-5,
Islamabad, Pakistan
Phone: +92-51-9217267
Fax: +92-51-9208456