ISLAMABAD: Secretariats of Senate, National Assembly and all four provincial assemblies have been asked by Federal Board of Revenue to provide a list of National Identity Card Numbers and National Tax Numbers of all the legislators by the last date of current month.
Sources said that FBR has written separate letters to secretariats of all legislative bodies to obtain such lists so that non-NTN holders can be allocated. In the letters, FBR has also referred to the deadline given by Finance Minister to the tax authorities for the issuance of NTNs to all parliamentarians which is January 31, 2014.
In its communications to the legislative bodies, FBR has shown its commitment to ensure allocation of NTNs to all non-NTN holder parliamentarians. According to sources, FBR is trying to allocate NTNs to Parliamentarians taking into account the nomination papers filed by the contesting candidates for last general elections with the Election Commission of Pakistan at the same time. Out of nomination papers, FBR has collected the CNICs of all the winning candidates of general election-2013.
After the differentiation between the non-NTN holders and NTN holders, a separate list of non-NTN holder parliamentarians would be finalised. On the basis of CNICs, FBR will allocate the NTNs to non-NTN holder parliamentarians for becoming compliant taxpayers. Following the directions of Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, FBR will ensure issuance of NTNs to all the parliamentarians by the end of current month.