PDA CC & Sindh takes up SRB issue
Karachi: Pakistan Dental Association in its endeavor to resolve the issues confront the dental community has taken up the issue of imposition of Sales Tax with the Sindh Revenue Board.
In this regard a meeting was held with senior dental surgeons from Karachi to discuss unjustified imposition of 13% Sales Tax on Dentists. Dr Saqib Raheed and Dr Mahmood Shah who are spearheading the campaign with active support of Dental News is exploring all legal options to do away with this notification.
It has been decided that a multi-pronged strategy comprising of meetings with Sindh Chief Minister, Commissioner Revenue, as well as, Legal Options will be utilized against this Unjustified 13% Sales Tax on Dentists. Dr Saqib has already met the commissioner and the lawyer in this regard and now seeks active support from the community to take it forward. It is pertinent to mention that this initiative is being taken to ensure that patients do not have to pay more and are able to afford the dental treatments that they need.
Prominent among those who attended were; Dr. Saqib Rasheed (PDA CC President), Dr.Mahmood Shah (PDA Sindh President), Dr. Mervyn Hosein, Dr.Kamran Wasfy, Dr. Asif Arain, Dr. Shah Faisal, Dr. Masood Zakai, Dr. Younus Bhaila, Dr. Anwar Saeed, Dr. Nasir Khan and others.
It is also announced that all those Dentists receiving Sales Tax Notices should immediately contact Dr. Saqib Rasheed and Dr. Mahmood Shah.