FBR Seals a Telco Head-Office in Islamabad

Federal Board of Revenue has sealed the head office of Jazz in Islamabad, allegedly for non-payment of Rs. 25 Billion in taxes, we have confirmed with sources.

According to details shared with ProPakistani, the Large Taxpayer Unit reached Jazz head office in F-8 Islamabad today and sealed the premises for non-payment of the dues.

This is the first such instance when a head office of a multinational company is sealed for tax-disputes, which according to some sources, was being negotiated between Jazz and FBR officials.

“Sealing of the office came as a surprise to us, while we were still in discussion with FBR on the demand note”, told an official from Jazz who wanted to remain unnamed.

We have reached out to Jazz to share their official viewpoint on the development.


Jazz issued below statement in response to FBR’s action against the company:

Jazz is a law-abiding and responsible corporate citizen. Our contribution to Pakistan’s economy over the past 25 years is significant.

We have received a notice from FBR this afternoon. Jazz has made tax submissions based on legal interpretations of the tax owed. We will review and take measures under our legal obligations and will collaborate with all *concerned* institutions for an early resolution of this issue. – Spokesperson Jazz

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  • Besides stealing customer balance, looks like they are tax evaders as well. Allrounder criminals, eh?

    • They deserved this because of their service quality….. They charged me 1500 per month for 60 GB bundle of 4G service. I cant use device during morning and evening because i get kbps speed on their 4G. Is this you called 4G?? Taking full money and giving poor services is a fraud by definition…. They even misbehaved when we call on customer center. They say device ko restart karain. Agar apka masla na haal ho tu device ko reset karain. Otherwise buy a new device. The new device cost 3500 rupees. I wonder devices are such low bad quality that u have to change them after 4 months… Shame Jazz !!!!

  • Every mobile company steel your balance and send you sms after steeling.
    This is known as it after sales steeling

  • good. now maybe they will not steal money by auto activating fraud services like DOT,tapmad,mofan, Tvjazz etc. and many more which i cannot even count now, complaining to them is useless. Good move by govt

    • It is a very good step to show to the low level bussiness that if we can seal the jazz then you are nothing . Yhe problem we pakistani not learning from our mistakes . Even we do the same the with other level proper way . Hope for the good . But i dont think soo tath they will learn from them . They will charge ypu more now be ready

  • Down with JAZZ for being a Tax evader, If I do not hear good report on JAZZ from CBR, I will switch my JAZZ accoubt to another company.

  • Is this the reason that they have been frantically deducting customer balances automatically to pay this tax notice?

    Will they be paying FBR directly or its officers (kharcha paani, gift, etc) to clear this?

    • They have increased the post paid packages price by arround 20% without any prior notice to consumers. That is stealing too.

  • Dear M.Yousuf, switching to another Telco is not solution, as they are all doing the same thing with customers and government.

  • جاز ایک بہت بڑی فراڈ کمپنی ہے۔ اس کا ایک فراڈ ملاحظہ فرمائیں۔ اگر آپ جاز ایپ سے تین سو روپے والا جاز میگا پلس ڈیٹا پیکج کرتے ہیں۔ تو یہ بجائے ڈیٹا پیکج ایکٹیویٹ کرنے کے۔ جاز لوڈ کردیتے ہیں۔ کسٹمر پیکج کرنے کے بعد نیٹ آن کرتا ہے اور چند منٹ میں تین سو روپے ختم ہوجاتے ہیں۔ ہیلپ لائن پر کال کرنے پر مزید پیسے کاٹے جاتے ہیں۔ اور کوئ تسلی بخش جواب یا ایکسکیوز بھی نہیں کیا جاتا۔ جب تین سو کا ڈیٹا پیکیج کیا گیا ہے تو تین سو کا لوڈ کیوں بھیجا؟ جب کہ ایپ میں دونوں کی الگ آپشنز ہیں۔ پی ٹی اے و ایف آئ اے سے درخواست ہے کہ وہ جاز کے دیگر فراڈز کا بھی نوٹس لے۔


  • Absolutely they are none professional and cheater.
    Have no sense how to care their customer.
    Allah hidaet day in logoon ko

  • I dont care what FBR does with them. Negotiations or plea bargain whatever….
    FBR has bashed their reputation. Its like when someone pretend very reputed got arrested by NAB because he was getting bribe undercover… How that guy then face public…. I am happy thay their reputation got hit….

  • Jazz sab se Mazboot aur behtareen Network !!!!
    Mobilink har lehaz se best….

    Shame on your network services…
    Shame on your CTO

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