A group of fifty five senior civil servants undergoing the 110th
National Management Course (NMC), along with Rector and Dean of the
National Management College (NMC), Lahore visited FBR House, here
Minister of State for Revenue Mr. Hammad Azhar in his address to the
participants said that government is trying to put economy of the
country on the right track and FBR’s role is of utmost importance.
“We are making fundamental changes in FBR and separated tax policy
from operations. At the same time efforts are underway for
Optimization of Revenues, IT Driven Processes, Investment Friendly Tax
System, continuous Improvement and Innovation and Professional
Workforce” he added.
FBR Member IR(Policy) Mr. Hamid Ateeq Sarwar gave a detailed
presentation of the various policy and operational challenges faced by
FBR and highlighted the strategies adopted by the FBR to address these
issues. He also discussed the major initiatives of FBR to enhance
revenue generation through ICT based tax system with minimal interface
between taxpayers and tax collectors, Automated risk system for
identification of tax fraud and tax evasion and Real-time linkages
between FBR database with third party data holders.
The briefing was followed by a detailed Questions & Answers session.
The NMC participants freely asked questions which were candidly and
frankly responded by Minister of state for Revenue Mr. Hammad Azhar
and Chairman FBR Mr. Mohammad Jehanzeb Khan.
At the end of the Q&A session, the Rector National Management College
(NMC), Lahore Ali Azmat Ranjha thanked Chairman FBR for providing the
participants of NMC with an opportunity to interact with FBR’s top
management and to understand the grass-root issues facing the
country’s economy and the revenue collection system. Appreciating the
performance of the FBR, he said that it is the need of the hour to
adopt and promote tax culture at every level of the society.
Caption: Participants of 110th National Management Course in a group
photo during their visit to FBR House on Wednesday.