Chairman of Pakistan’s Federal Board of Revenue Shabbar Zaidi recently allayed reported impressions of new taxes levied on textile export, saying the export sector already had tax-related exemptions, which continue. Because of a number of complaints regarding sales tax registration, the board has now automated the system, the Chairman said.

FBR will gradually move towards a fully automated system, he said. The Afghan transit trade and smuggling issues are being seriously addressed by the board, he added.