President backs action against corrupt taxmen.

Position:President Arif Alvi

President Arif Alvi has upheld a decision of the Federal Tax Ombudsman (FTO) who had recommended action against corrupt taxmen who failed to bust a syndicate involved in smuggling and sale of non-duty-paid vehicles in Pakistan.

FTO Mushtaq Ahmad Sukhera had taken a suo motu notice in February last year on reports of influx of smuggled vehicles into Pakistan. The FTO busted a syndicate who would first smuggle a vehicle and then the Customs department would recover it and subsequently sell the same vehicle to smugglers...

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