Sindh denies collecting federal taxes

Sindh denies collecting federal taxes
Karachi: As tension between Sindh government and Centre is escalating, Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah on Monday said that the province will not collect any federal tax.

On one side the provincial government collect tax and later Centre makes deduction in wake of income tax, he said.

Shah said that provinces under the Constitution has been authorized of collecting taxes for federal government but Sindh will no longer do it.

He said that excise minister has been directed to inform the federal government in this regard.

Terming locusts swarms a major issue, he said that prime minister had made a national action plan, adding that aerial spay is responsibility of Centre. The federal government has left province helpless on locusts issue.

Talking about coronavirus situation in the province, he with heavy heart revealed that 74 patients have died in last 24 hours, adding that 92 patients are on ventilators.

He further said that 660 patients are in critical condition, adding that there are 35,026 infected people are under treatment across the province.

Shah went on to say that 8,464 tests were conducted in last 24 hours when 1,539 new cases surfaced.