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Tax reforms inevitable for durable progress : PM Imran

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ISLAMABAD: Underscoring the need for widening tax net, Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday said that reforms in Federal Board of Revenue inevitable.

Chairing a meeting to discuss the revenue collection and enhancing the tax base, PM Imran said that reforming the tax system and to widen tax net were the key points of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) manifesto. He said that tax reforms were inevitable for durable economic progress and development.

He said that the prevailing taxation system was unjust and added that under the current system, the poor had to pay taxes more than their financial capacity and called for bringing the non-tax payers under the tax net.

The prime minister also advocate the reforms in FBR to revive the trust of taxpayers in the taxation system.

Earlier, Prime Minister Imran Khan, on February 19, had directed the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) to adopt new and reformed system for the tax collection and create ease for expansion of tax net in the country.

“Tax defaulters are enemies of the nation, they should be exposed,” PM Khan had said while chairing a high-level meeting in Islamabad regarding tax collection in Pakistan.

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