Foreign movies: PFEA pleads for abolition of entertainment tax -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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Foreign movies: PFEA pleads for abolition of entertainment tax

LAHORE: Pakistan Film Exhibitors Association (PFEA) Punjab has pleaded for abolition of entertainment tax on foreign movies, causing undue hurdles in entertaining the cine-goers. Zoraiz Lashari, Chairman PFEA Punjab urged the Chief Minister Punjab to remove 65 percent entertainment tax in a press conference held at the Lahore Press Club. He was accompanied by Vice Chairman Safdar Khan and other senior members of the Association.

Zoraiz said the Punjab government should notify removal of tax, as notices are being served to the cinema owners for sealing cinemas if they fail to pay it by September 25th. He said the revival of cinema industry is only possible if the government is ready to facilitate the industry. He said a formal request has been made to the Chief Minister for his immediate action. According to him, the Excise Department has already recommended a curtailment in tax to 20 percent.
Source: Business Recorder
Date:9/23/2010