Potential filers: block their CNICs, PM tells FBR

While addressing the Chief Commissioners’ Conference at FBR headquarter, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has directed FBR to trace 8-10Mn potential filers out of 80Mn CNIC holders by applying criteria of exclusion and convert their CINCs into National Tax Numbers (NTNs) to document their economic/ taxable activities. The PM further said that CNICs of the non-filers identified from scrutiny could be temporarily blocked till they file return or become compliant taxpayers.