Prime Minister directs FBR to focus on big tax evaders

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday directed the country’s premier revenue collecting agency to focus on tax recovery from the big tax evaders.

 

 

 

The prime minister was chairing a meeting regarding reforms in Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) at Prime Minister Office. He also directed the FBR to broaden the tax base through bringing non-filers into tax net.

Minister for Finance Asad Umar, Minister of State for Revenue Hammad Azhar, FBR Chairman Jahanzaib Khan and other high officials attended the meeting.

FBR chairman briefed the prime minister about the progress on the steps taken to detect offshore assets of Pakistani citizens and the recovery of taxes under the country’s laws.

Addressing the meeting, the prime minister said the ongoing reforms in the FBR were a part of reforms agenda of the government.

 

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