The Sindh government on Tuesday formally announced it might not collect withholding for the federal from Dominion Day . The Sindh Excise Department has written a letter to the Inland Revenue commissioner during this regard.
The move will increase already tense relations between the Sindh government led by the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) and therefore the federal led by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI).
The provincial government has told the federal to form arrangements on its own to gather withholding from the taxpayers in Sindh. Earlier, the Sindh cabinet had approved the government’s decision to prevent collection of withholding for the federal .
lecture reporters during his visit to the Pakistan stock market each day after it came under a surprise attack in Karachi, Sindh Governor Imran Ismail said it had been beyond comprehension that a province wouldn’t collect taxes for the federation.
He said that Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah should either take his words back or provides a reason for the provincial government’s decision.