ECC to allow import of duty-free cars for disabled individuals
Recent media reports suggest that in its next meeting, the Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) is likely to approve the amendment that will allow duty-free vehicles to the disabled people. The meeting is set to take place tomorrow. Advisor to the Prime Minister on Finance, Dr. Abdul Hafeez Shaikh, will lead the session.
As per reports, the meeting will focus on three key points:
- Commerce Division’s proposal for amendment in the policy on import of customs duty-free cars for disabled individuals
- Federal Education and Professional Training’s proposal, which seeks approval of a supplementary technical grant worth Rs. 96.155 million for the subject “Deeni Madaris”
- Information Technology and Telecommunications division’s proposal which seeks the publication of rolling spectrum strategy 2020-2023
The current policy states:
Any person who is a Pakistani national and is suffering from a physical disability, which does not include a mental disorder or an old age disability, can apply for the said scheme of duty-free car import for the disabled.
However, the applicant must abide by the following provisions:
- The applicant has physical impairments. A mentally ill or a person with old-age disabilities is not eligible for the said scheme.
- The applicant must have a valid driver’s license.
- The income of the applicant should be between Rs. 20,000, and Rs. 100,000.
- The applicant should not have imported a duty-free car or bought a local car at a concessional tax rate in the past five years.
- The applicant has not had his/her application rejected by the board in the past two years.
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The final verdict of the policy amendments will be revealed once the meeting session is over. We hope that these policy changes are for the better.
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