Pak-Afghan 2nd round talks on DTA concludes

Pak-Afghan 2nd round talks on DTA concludes

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and Afghanistan have concluded the second round of talks on double taxation agreement (DTA).

According to a statement issued on Saturday said that Afghanistan Revenue Department (ARD) and Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) concluded second round of negotiations on Double Taxation Agreement (DTA) between Pakistan and Afghanistan.

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The four-member delegation of Afghanistan Revenue Department (ARD) were on visit to Pakistan, which commenced from December 27, 2021.

The inaugural session was presided over by Qaiser Iqbal, Director General (International Taxes), FBR who welcomed the delegates and hoped that the proposed DTA between the two brotherly countries would go a long way in fostering economic relationships and would also contribute to the development of both the countries.

The negotiations were conducted in the most cordial and friendly atmosphere. Both the delegations discussed all the outstanding issues of the first round of negotiations held in Islamabad from 28th to 30th March, 2016. Both the sides presented and appreciated each other’s respective positions.

However, it was agreed that the un-resolved issues would be discussed and finalized in the third round of negotiations to be held in Kabul, Afghanistan on mutually agreed dates.

The Afghan delegation was led by Esmatullah Salimi, Revenue Audit Director, ARD and included Abdul Wali Noori, Technical Deputy Director-General, ARD,  Nida Mohammad Seddiqi, Legal Services Director, ARD and Najeebullah Ahmadzai, Advisor to MoF, while the Pakistan delegation was headed by Qaiser Iqbal, Director General (International Taxes), FBR and included Barrister Nowsherwan Khan, Chief (International Taxes) and Ms. Hira Nazir, Secretary (Tax Treaties & Conventions), FBR.

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