ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday has hinted at extending the deadline of the Asset Declaration Scheme.
Speaking in state TV’s special transmission on the government’s asset declaration scheme, PM has urged the nation to play its role in taking the country out of debt ambush.
PM Khan said people are afraid that their tax money wouldn’t be utilized in the right way as they don’t have faith in the working of Federal Board of Revenue (FBR).
PM Khan said in advanced countries the public have a faith in government as their money collected through taxes spent on the welfare of people. ” We have to give this confidence to people in Pakistan too so that they willingly pay their due taxes.
Commenting over FBR premier said that corrupt ruling elite has ruined FBR, adding that he will after the passage of federal budget he will sit with FBR Chairman Shabbar Zaidi and will take action the corrupt people of the government.
He added: the Business community will be given all-out help in order to enable them to make money and pay taxes to the government.”
The premier said cabinet members voluntarily decided 10 percent cut in their salaries implementing on the austerity drive.
He said that Pakistan armed forces decision not to take an increase in the budget has happened first time in the history of Pakistan which is highly appreciatable.