Sales tax on cooking oil in ex-FATA, PATA illegal: SC


ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan has declared illegal sales tax on cooking oil as well as steel industry in the now merged FATA and the Provincially Administered Tribal Areas (PATA), including Chitral.

The apex court issued the ruling after overruling a judgement of the Peshawar High Court on the appeal of steel mill and cooking oil factory owners.

The Supreme Court ruled that after the merger of the erstwhile FATA, the receipt of sales tax on steel industry and cooking oil was illegal.

Under the law, ex-FATA area had been exempted from taxes to promote industrial units in the area.

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