PR No. 270 FBR BUDGET PROPOSALS Islamabad: April 29, 2016

The Federal Minister for Finance Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar chaired a meeting here at the Finance Division to review budget proposals of the FBR.

Special Assistant to Prime Minister, Mr. Haroon Akhtar Khan was present on the occasion.

Chairman FBR, Nisar Mohammad Khan informed the meeting that in  line with Finance Minister’s instructions passed last week, the FBR officials have held meetings with different  stakeholders including traders organizations, chambers of commerce and industries, professionals and experts, having discussion over budget proposals. Useful inputs have been sought from them and would be thoroughly perused before budget proposals are finalized, the meeting was apprised.

The Finance Minister expressed satisfaction over the state of revenue collection in the current fiscal year. The Minister said that this spirit should be kept up in the coming fiscal year and efforts made for further growth in revenue which is key component of the overall inclusive growth strategy. He said that FBR should provide maximum facilitation to the tax payers.

Senior officials of the Finance Division and FBR attended the meeting.