Fake FIRs against high-value tax payers a concern: ICCI president

ISLAMABAD: Islamabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry (ICCI) President Ahmed Hassan Moughal has expressed grave concerns over the registration of fake FIRs against high value taxpayers just to harass them and termed it a dangerous trend as it would discourage new investment and affect the growth of trade and industrial activities.

In a statement issued here on Friday, Ahmed Hassan Moughal said that a person has registered fake FIRs against Mian Muhammad Adrees, Chairman, Sitara Group of Industries and former President, Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FPCCI) just to harass and blackmail him.

He said such blackmailing tactics against a renowned industrialist and one of top hundred taxpayers of the country have created concerns among the business community of the country.

The president ICCI said that the economy of Pakistan was passing through a difficult phase and it was very important that government should create a conducive environment for investors and businessmen to put the economy on the path of sustainable growth.

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He said that for this purpose, the government should provide full protection to investors and taxpayers. However, the trend of registering fake FIRs against taxpayers would prove harmful for the investment and the overall economy, he added.

Ahmed Hassan Moughal appealed to the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Minister of State for Interior, IG Police Punjab and IG Police Islamabad to take notice of this situation and take stern action against those who were use registering fake FIRs against the top taxpayers to harass them.

 

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