SIM cards of 3,500 users not filing tax returns blocked, 5,000 non-filers issued warning

09:02 PM | 11 May, 2024
SIM cards of 3,500 users not filing tax returns blocked, 5,000 non-filers issued warning
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Pakistani telecom operators have blocked the SIM cards of 3,500 users not filing their tax returns and issued warnings to another 5,000 non-filers.

The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has sought details of the blocked SIM cards from the telecom companies. The FBR has already sent the next batch of 5,000 non-filers to the telecom companies, while the next batch of non-filers will be sent to the telecom companies on Sunday. 

Moreover, telecom companies will introduce an automated system for verification of the blocked SIM cards. According to sources, FBR officials have started meetings with top managements of the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) and the telecom companies to ensure compliance with the Income Tax General Order No. 1. Action will be taken against the companies, which will not cooperate in enforcement of the Income Tax General Order No. 1.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Pakistani Rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 28 May 2024

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on May 28, 2024 (Tuesday) in open market.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.25 for selling.

Euro stands at 298 for buying and 301 for selling while British Pound rate is 349.5 for buying, and 353 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.25 and Saudi Riyal increased to 73.45.

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 08:00 AM)

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.4 280.25
Euro EUR 298 301
UK Pound Sterling GBP 349.5 353
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.25 75.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.45 74.2
Australian Dollar AUD 183 184.8
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.03 748.03
Canadian Dollar CAD 203 205
China Yuan CNY 38.42 38.82
Danish Krone DKK 40.44 40.84
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.62 35.97
Indian Rupee INR 3.35 3.46
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 904.07 913.07
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.05 59.65
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.03 172.03
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.92 26.22
Omani Riyal OMR 723.64 731.64
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.42 77.12
Singapore Dollar SGD 203 205
Swedish Korona SEK 26.02 26.32
Swiss Franc CHF 304.75 307.25
Thai Bhat THB 7.6 7.75


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