ISLAMABAD: The federal government has introduced amendments to the Duty Free Car Import Policy under the disabled persons scheme in a meeting of the Economic Coordination Committee (ECC).
The meeting of the Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) was chaired by Adviser to the Prime Minister on Finance and Revenue Dr Abdul Hafeez Shaikh.
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The following amendments were allowed by the ECC to the Duty Free Car Import Policy for disabled people:
- Earlier income bracket of Rs. 20,000 to Rs. 100,000 has been increased to Rs. 100,000 to Rs. 2000,000.
- Person is only eligible to import a vehicle if he/she has not purchased a locally assembled vehicle under this scheme during the last 10 years.
- Person must hold valid NTN Certificate and should be a filer.
However, there are some other requirements which state that the person is only allowed to import a new vehicle under 1350cc and should be in the possession of a driver’s license.
Furthermore, the disabled person must get approved for the scheme through a lengthy process. This involves getting a disability certificate from the district level have submitting it to the provincial health department where it will be verified by a board and forwarded to the federal department for final approval.