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FBR reduces sales tax on high-speed diesel

FBR revised the sales tax rates on petroleum products today.

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The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) on Monday has reduced sales tax on high-speed diesel from 17% to 11.64%.

While the sales tax on petrol has been kept unchanged at 10.54%, according to the statutory regulatory order (SRO) issued by the FBR.

The development comes a week after the government had increased the price of petrol by Rs5 per litre.

Furthermore, the sales tax on kerosene and light-diesel will also remain unchanged at 6.70% and 0.20%, respectively.

Federal Ministers defend the increase in Petroleum prices

Last week government increased the price of petrol by Rs5 owing to the fluctuations in petroleum prices in the international market and exchange rate variation.

After increasing the prices of petroleum on Sep. 15, the government is being criticised for the move.

However, Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiatives Asad Umar said that the federal government is charging a 16.4pc tax on petrol which is one-third of the tax rate charged during the previous government of Pakistan Muslim League- Nawaz (PML-N).

Asad stated that the tax was as high as 52pc during the last government’s tenure.

Responding to PPP’s leader Murtaza Wahab, Asad Umer said: The current pdl is 5.62 and sales tax is 11.76. Total tax 17.38. Base price 105.92. Total price 123.3. Taxation rate 16.4%. Which is less than one-third of that time of PML-N govt when the tax was 52%.

On the other hand, federal minister Fawad Chaudhry said that the Oil prices in Pakistan are still the lowest in the region.

the authorSaman Siddiqui
Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.