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Unpaid taxes: Govt stops Safi Airways operations

AT-KABUL: Following Ministry of Finance decision, the government will stop Safi Airway operation due to owe and taxes, the ministry of civil aviation said on Sunday.

Safi Airways is indebted of over $17 million as the company has not paid taxes and debts from the solar year of 1390-1393, Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation said in a statement.

Safi Airways was warned one month ago to pay the dues, “otherwise its operation will be stopped by the government”, the statement added.

Safi Airways often informed of the issues, but till date no steps were taken by the company in this regard, the statement added.

Cabinet members warned the company that if it did not clear dues within one month, the government would stop its operation, the statement furthered.

According to statement the one month deadline will end on Tuesday, but Safi Airways has not paid the taxes. The ministry said that the government would ask the court to put up the company for sale.

Till clearance of taxes, the government put the names of the company owners in the exit control list (ECL), it added.

“The government also asked the company to stop selling tickets, if not able to pay taxes and owes.”

The government warned Safi Airways, while many companies escaped from government taxes, particularly those companies run by foreigners.

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