SECP extends dates for filing of annual returns

Islamabad: The Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) Monday extended the dates for filing of annual returns.

In order to facilitate the corporate sector, the SECP had extended the last date of filing statutory returns such as Form 29, Form A and B and annual accounts considering the difficulty faced by the corporate sectors due to weekend, a press release said.

The returns could now be filed up to November 15, and November 30, respectively without any additional filing fee.

PM Abbasi chairs ECC meeting

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi Monday chaired the meeting of the Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) of the Cabinet here at the PM Office wherein different agenda items on various subjects were discussed.

According to a PM Office statement, the meeting approved the proposal for refinancing of the loan for Wah Brass Mills Upgradation Project.

While discussing the exemption of taxes and duties (Gas Infrastructure Development Projects of Large Diameter Pipelines) relating to Petroleum Division, the committee referred back matter for discussion among the Finance Division, Federal Bureau of Revenue (FBR) and Petroleum Division. The objective is to sort out the issues that need to be brought before the ECC in its next meeting.

Regarding the removal of anomalies and mismatch in withholding income tax and input / output sales tax on LNG / RLNG transactions, it was decided that the stakeholders would further deliberate the issue and come up with the workable solutions, including the proposal for legislation, if required.

The ECC also approved the additional agenda item regarding provision of a guarantee for Issuance of letter of credits by Pakistan LNG Limited (PLL) up to US$ 150 million in favour of LNG suppliers.