Non-filers allowed to buy bikes and rickshaws, government amends finance bill

On 3 October 2018, the National Assembly has passed the amended finance bill under which non-filers will be able to purchase vehicles below 200 cc engine capacity.

Earlier, a few weeks ago, while presenting the amendments to the budget 2018-19, the current Finance Minister, Asad Umar, announced that non-filers would purchase cars after the amendments get passed from the National Assembly, which was criticised by many industry analysts and political leaders.

Read Also: Car bookings fall by 30% due to a ban on non-filers

The government has only allowed bikes and rickshaws to be purchased by non-filers, the ban on non-filers from purchasing a car is still in effect.

Pakistan Automotive Manufacturers Association (PAMA) on October 1, 2018, sent a letter to Finance Minister, Asad Umar, and argued that the government would lose PKR 50 billion in revenue in case of sales drop due to the ban on non-filers, reports Dawn.

It is to be noted here that due to the non-filer issue, the booking of cars in the country has been dropped by 30%, reported by Express Tribune. The industry experts have hinted that low booking of vehicles will impact the car industry and the sales will drop to 168,000 units from 240,000 units by the end of this year.

PAMA also asked the government not to ban non-filers from purchasing cars, and even the authority has offered help to the government by sharing the data of non-filers with the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) on a regular basis.


However, it seems that the government didn’t pay heed to the recommendations forwarded by PAMA and is committed to making non-filers into filers.

That’s from our side, drop what you have to say in the comments section below.

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  1. Bikes be ban ker dain woh kyn allow ker raha hain? Aisa kai log hain jin ka pass paisa ki koi kami nahi or aksar ki to waisa he monthly income aik amaam middle class sa kahin upper ha lakin woh car nahi rakhta, sirf bike raktha hain. "Main ta Honda la saan" wali quoom.

  2. dakoon says:

    Oh bhai bandae hi maar daloe .allah bandae ko baksh detae ha insaan nahi chorta insaan ko .

  3. aa78 says:

    Good! Rather excellent! Respect for taxpayers is must if the government wants citizens to pay taxes and file returns.

    Good news. They should produce cars to full capacity and make them available for ready delivery directly from showrooms instead of abusing genuine customers by making them wait 6+ months after hefty payments for car delivery.

  4. The best or worst part of this whole story is FBR have increased the deadline for tax return filing by 2 months for these tax filers who are supposed to be the most patriotic people living in this country. Yet they have not file their tax returns for last year.

    Because of this policy currency circulation has stopped which makes the whole market situation stagnant.

    Also, last year they have introduce the amnesty scheme for people to declare their foreign assets, many people take that scheme and declare their foreign assets. Now both FIA and FBR are giving notices to them asking how they made those assets, how they transfer the money outside etc. while the amnesty scheme clearly says that if they declare their assets they will not be asked any questions about them.

  5. dakoon says:

    Yeh kis pagal ne aapko kaha ha ? Used car local register non filler bhi karwa sakta ha aur Jdm car ager already Pakistan main register ha to woh bhi non filler register karwa sakta ha .i work in excise department of vehicles .so don’t misguide people if you don’t have knowledge

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