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FBR embarks upon “massive and comprehensive” reforms program

Islamabad, October 19, 2018 (PPI-OT): Federal Minister for Finance, Revenue and Economic Affairs Mr. Asad Umar has constituted a committee headed by State Minister for Revenue Hammad Azhar to come up with a “massive and comprehensive” reform program before the close of the financial year. The Committee which includes “best minds of the country” would watch over the reforms agenda aiming at short and medium as well as long-term strategies for optimal revenue generation and resource mobilization.

The decision was taken at a meeting with Finance Minister for Finance, Revenue and Economic Affairs Mr. Asad Umar in the chair at the FBR House. State Minister for Revenue Hammad Azhar, Mr. Sakib Sherani, Member Sub Group of Economic Advisory Committee on Fiscal Policy; Dr. Naveed Hamid, Member Sub Group of Economic Advisory Committee on Fiscal Policy; Dr. Asad Zaman, Member Sub Group of Economic Advisory Committee on Fiscal Policy; Mr. Ashfaq Tola, Member of Tax Reforms Commission; Mr. Abdul Qadir Memon, President of Pakistan Tax Bar Association; and Mr. Shabar Zaidi were also present.

It was decided that the Committee would meet once every fortnight to devise strategies for revenue collection and come up with short and medium-term measures and goals to be implemented before the close of the financial year. The meeting also decided to translate all tax statutes in Urdu on a priority basis.

For more information, contact:
Second Secretary (Public Relations)
Federal Board of Revenue (FBR)
FATE Wing, Federal Board of Revenue,
Constitution Avenue, Sector G-5,
Islamabad, Pakistan
Phone: +92 51 921 7267
Fax: +92 51 9208456
Email: mujeeb.talpur@fbr.gov.pk, talpur35@gmail.com

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