According to the FBR, the country’s ultimate tax collecting organization, imports of fruits such as pomegranates, watermelons, and others from neighboring Afghanistan are duty-free.
The FBR has made a notification in this regard. Islamabad has taken this action as a show of goodwill toward Kabul. The Economic Coordination Committee met and decided to eliminate the sales tax on imported fruits (ECC).
In this regard, the FBR has given directives to Peshawar and Quetta customs collectors. It should be remembered that the FBR formerly charged a 20% sales tax on the import of fresh fruits from Afghanistan.