“Shell Pakistan Limited (SPL) had received a notification from the FBR requiring the company to explain a tax discrepancy, SPL was allowed by the FBR to respond by 30 April 2018. The company had earlier clarified that the relevant amount of tax had been paid in full therefore there was no shortfall in the payment of tax. However, FBR proceeded with the suspension of SPL’s GST license before the stipulated time given to the company to respond. The suspension of registration was hence not justified, SPL therefore took the matter to the Honorable High Court of Sindh which has suspended the directive of FBR and ordered that the license be reinstated with immediate effect. SPL complies with all statutory requirements of the Country, and strives to conduct its business in accordance with the applicable laws of Pakistan. SPL will continue to work closely with the tax authorities to resolve this issue”.