FBR arrests garment manufacturer in tax fraud case

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Staff Reporter

Karachi—The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has arrested Faraz Salehjee, renowned garment manufacturer over the charge of committing tax fraud since 2012; as its stated.
According to the official sources, the action was taken by Intelligence, Investigation & Prosecution Cell, Zone – I of Regional Tax Office (RTO)-III on a tip-off, which revealed that proprietor of the said manufacturing unit (chester Bernard) and his other associates were involved in tax fraud through online and retail selling of garments without payment of due sales tax. In order to prove the authenticity of the information, the department has conducted the inquiry which disclosed that the accused person had got registered a sales tax unit and was also enrolled as exporter with no declared manufacturing unit in the FBR database.
They said that had four undeclared retail outlets in Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad and Faisalabad respectively and also running an online store actively.