FTO inaugurates facilitation desk at Islamabad International Airport

KARACHI: Under explicit directives by the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Federal Tax Ombudsman (FTO) has taken another initiative to facilitate the taxpayers and overseas Pakistanis by establishing a Facilitation Desk at International Airport Islamabad.

FTO facilitation booth was inaugurated by Federal Tax Ombudsman and Collector Customs Islamabad in a ceremony held at Islamabad International Airport today . With the establishment of Facilitation Desk, passengers would now be able to avail all Customs/tax related services and get their issues resolved within the premises of Islamabad International Airport instead of visiting various offices of Pakistan Customs.

Addressing the inaugural ceremony, Federal Tax Ombudsman said that the facilitation desk would provide redressal services to the taxpayers and help in resolving their customs/tax related issues. He said that availability of FTO facilitation desk in the premises of Airport was a great facility that must be availed by the passenger.

It was expressed that quick redressal of the taxpayers complaints by FTO and Pakistan Customs would help in improving the taxpayer facilitation.

He also shared plans for controlling maladministration and improving tax revenue of the country. Federal Tax Ombudsman, also said the purpose of arranging this facility is to provide quick and immediate resolution under one roof that would facilitate the overseas Pakistanis and other passengers. FTO said that his office is in the process of setting up facilitation desks at other airports including Karachi and Lahore to provide facilitation help in ease of doing business.

Mr. Asif thanked the participants for attending the inaugural ceremony and hoped that the establishment of facilitation desk of Pakistan Customs/FTO would be very beneficial. Addressing the inaugural ceremony, Collector Customs, Islamabad Junaid Jalil khan said that the facilitation desk would provide redressal services to the taxpayers and help in resolving their customs/tax related issues. It was expressed that quick redressal of the taxpayers of complaints by FTO and Pakistan Customs would help in improving the Pakistan’s economy.

They also shared their plans for controlling smuggling and improving tax revenue of the country. He appreciated the role of Civil Aviation for providing enhanced facilities to all departments by establishing facilitation desks of various organizations in its premises.

Chief Collector Wajid Ali,  Director General Valuation Dr Fareed Iqbal Qureshi,  Collector Appraisment Tahir Qureshi,  Collector Export Amir Thaim, Collector Export port Qasim Asad Raza Rizvi, Chamber of commerce 5 members,  FPCCI 5 members most famous clearing Agent Parvaiz Umer Enterprises CEO Faisal Parvaiz Karachi custom agents association president Saif Ullah Khan, General Secretary Arshad Khursheed and others.   Event Organisers Additional Collector SAPT Mehmood ul Hasan Assistant Collector Bakht e Bariyar were present on the occasion.

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