LAHORE - All Pakistan Textile Mills Association has said the Aptma is fully supportive to the revenue generation initiatives of the FBR but in a proper and fair manner. The harassment and threatening of registering FIRs under Section 37 (a) & (b) should be stopped to keep industry investment intact.
This was observed in a meeting of the Aptma management held on Wednesday to discuss in detail the campaign with respect to the SROs 283 & 1125 respectively against textile industry. The membership of Aptma mandated Gohar Ejaz, Group Leader Aptma, to represent the case before competent authority. The meeting reviewed all aspects of the issue and came out with a very clear observation that the spinning industry is fully complied with the requisites of the above-mentioned two SROs regarding supplies made to the domestic market. Therefore, the harassment campaign, being launched in a section of press, needed to be stopped forthwith.
He said that the trading and some others sectors may have misused the terms and conditions of the two SROs but it should not be linked to the textile industry as a whole. There is no justification in maligning the tax-compliant and corporate spinning industry, duly registered with the FBR.
He said the FBR should not harass Aptma members for the wrongdoings committed by others. All Aptma members make sure that their supplies are directed to buyers on the Active Taxpayer List (ATL) of the FBR. Also, the record of all supplies is maintained by the mills regularly. Further, all proceeds are transacted through banking channel, which means that the industry fulfils its obligations.
Spokesman said that central Chairman Aptma Ahsan Bashir, Zonal Chairmen and the senior leadership will accompany Gohar Ejaz during the meeting with Chairman FBR.