ISLAMABAD: President Arif Alvi has promulgated an ordinance to give National Accountability Bureau (NAB) and National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra) access to taxpayers’ data from 2001 onwards, which may carry long lasting implications for political and economic horizons.

The Tax Laws (Third Amendment) Ordinance 2021 has also empowered the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) to disconnect mobile phone and electricity connections of the non-filers of the income tax returns, according to the ordinance.

He said one million filers who paid zero tax will now have to pay actual tax liabilities based on NADRA data information.

In order to promulgate the ordinance, the federal cabinet approved the summary through circulation, without discussing it in a full cabinet meeting.