The Lahore High Court (LHC) has ordered the Excise Department to collect entertainment tax from the cinema houses.
According to the available details, LHC heard the petition against the non-collection of entertainment tax from cinema houses. Muhammad Hasnain—the petitioner criticized the excise department for compromising the national exchequer just for providing favour to some people.
He also said that the excise department is needed to collect entertainment tax on a regular basis under the Punjab Entertainments Duty Act of 1958.
In the petition, it was also mentioned that the excise department has not gathered the said tax after 765 days.
The individual said that the national exchequer has been tolerating a loss of millions of rupees on a yearly basis just because the entertainment duty is not being gathered.
Furthermore, the income earned from the screening of Indian movies is going to India without any tax deduction. The petitioner asked the court to give directives for action against the law violators.
After the case hearing, the court gave orders to the excise department to collect taxes from the cinema houses and to implement the law within 6 weeks.
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