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Economic self-reliance to be achieved by tax culture: Minister

By Our Staff Reporter

LAHORE: Finance Minister Hashim Jawan Bakht on Friday said taxation was a gateway to development and the goal of economic self-reliance could be achieved by promoting tax culture.
He was presiding over meeting of resource mobilisation committee at Chief Minister’s Office. Different proposals were discussed in detail to enhance the provincial resources.
He said that national resources would be spent on public welfare and promotion of health and education sectors, adding that funds would also be utilised to improve standard of basic facilities by enhancing resources.
The finance minister said that the PTI government considered national resources as a public trust and increase in resources was need of the hour so that improvements could be brought through development schemes.
Provincial ministers Malik Muhammad Anwar, Muhammad Jahanzeb Khan Khichi, Hafiz Mumtaz Ahmed, Chief Secretary SMBR, secretaries of Finance, Excise and Taxation, Transport, Housing departments, PRA officials and others attended the meeting.
Govt to spend resources on edu, health and public welfare: Hashim
On the directions of Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar, Finance Minister Hashim Jawan Bakht presided over the meeting of resource mobilization committee at Chief Minister’s Office here on Friday. Different proposals were discussed in detail to enhance the provincial resources.
Finance Minister said that taxation is a gateway to development and the goal of economics self-reliance can be achieved by promoting tax culture.
He said that national resources will be spent on public welfare and the promotion of health and education sectors adding that funds will also be utilized to improve the standard of basic facilities by enhancing the resources.
The PTI government considers national resources as a public trust and increase in resources is the need of the time so that improvements could be brought through development schemes.
Provincial ministers Malik Muhammad Anwar, Muhammad Jahanzeb Khan Khichi, Hafiz Mumtaz Ahmed, Chief Secretary, SMBR, secretaries of finance, excise and taxation, transport, housing departments, PRA officials and others attended the meeting.

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