SUNDAY TIMES ISLAMABAD:As per details, he said the government has received information about forty to fifty hundred thousand non-filers in the country.

The minister said the tax evaders will have to face action as the department concerned would check the non-filers across the country.

Mr Azhar said another operation related to fake accounts would also be launched to discourage such trend in the country.

Meanwhile, Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has extended the deadline for filing of income tax returns and statements for the tax year 2018 till April 30.

The FBR has urged citizens, who had not yet filed their returns, to take advantage of this opportunity.

The tax collection body has extensive plans to pursue and legally proceed against those persons who are liable to file returns but do not file it by this extended date.

On the other hand, FBR has crossed the mark of 18,00,000 income tax filers for tax year 2018 for the first time in its history. The institution is also geared to act against those guilty of not fulfilling their tax obligations.