The information received or provided under bilateral or multilateral agreements should be confidential under Sales Tax Act (STA), 1990.
Following is the text of section 56B of the Sales Tax Act, 1990:
56B. Disclosure of information by a public servant.─ (1) Any information acquired under any provision of this Act shall be confidential and no public servant shall disclose any such information, except as provided under section 216 of the Income Tax Ordinance, 2001 (XLIX of 2001).
(2) Notwithstanding anything contained in sub-section (1) and the Freedom of Information Ordinance, 2002 (XCVI of 2002), any information received or supplied in pursuance of bilateral or multilateral agreements with government of foreign countries for exchange of information under section 56A shall be confidential.
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