Islamabad, May 22, 2016 (PPI-OT):The Federal Minister for Finance Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar chaired a meeting here on Sunday to review the current level of revenue collection and budget proposals of the FBR. Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Revenue Division, Mr. Haroon Akhtar Khan was also present on the occasion.
Chairman FBR, Nisar Mohammad Khan informed the meeting that with concerted efforts of the whole FBR team and continued encouragement by the Finance Minister, the FBR is well on course to achieving the revenue collection target of Rs 3104 billion for the current fiscal year.
The meeting was informed that in line with Finance Minister’s instructions, the FBR officials after holding meetings with different stakeholders including traders organizations, chambers of commerce and industries, professionals and experts, have formulated proposals for the budget 2016-17. He said useful inputs were sought from the stakeholders and thoroughly perused for formulating these proposals.
The Finance Minister expressed satisfaction over the exercise carried out by FBR. He said that this spirit of work should be kept up and efforts made for continued growth in revenue which is key component of the overall inclusive growth strategy. He said that the forthcoming budget must reflect FBR’s resolve to provide maximum facilitation to the tax payers. Senior officials of the Finance Division and FBR attended the meeting.
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