PR No. 225Finance Minister Chairs Meeting With Traders Islamabad: December 23, 2015

Finance Minister, Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar held a meeting with traders and representatives of the business community at the FBR late Tuesday. SAPM on Revenue, Haroon Akhtar, Chairman FBR and other FBR officials were also present on the occasion.

The meeting reviewed progress of talks that have been held between the traders and the FBR during the past few months with the aim to facilitating the business community.

Both sides expressed satisfaction on their concerted efforts for devising  a  package for traders/business commmunity including both filers and non-filers. The meeting agreed that after completing necessary modalities, the package  would be announced in the first week of January 2016.

The traders and businessmen paid gratitude to the Finance Minister, Ishaq Dar and the FBR team for continued engagement with the business community with the aim to addressing their problems. They said that the decisions by both sides would InshaAllah be received positively.

Prominent businessmen community representatives who attended the meeting included Mr. Naeem Mir, Secretary Genral APAT, Ajmal Baloch, President APAT, Chaudhry Mehboob Ali Sirki, President Anjuman e Tajaran Punjab, and Mr. Ateeq Mir from Karachi.