Small traders seek FPCCI help in taxation, lockdown

KARACHI: Small traders have sought help of Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) in resolving their major issues including taxation and coronavirus related lockdown situation.

In this regard a delegation of All Karachi Tajir Ittehad (AKTI) under the leadership of Chairman Atiq Mir visited the FPCCI to felicitate Mian Nasser Hyatt Maggo newly elected President of FPCCI on his success.

The delegation shared its concerns over the issues of taxes, lockdown situation, the anti-encroachment drive of Government, maintenance of infrastructure, emergent situations during urban flooding, and fire incidents.

Mian Nasser Hyatt Maggo President FPCCI said that unfortunately, the megapolis is lacking the chambers for SMEs, cottage industry, and the small traders, he suggested the step by step actions to resolve the issues of markets and business community, starting from a marked area and creating the best service model and carry on the successfully tested procedure throughout the city.

He assured the social service of FPCCI to all business community without any discrimination. He proposed the delegation for a workable concept paper to set a line of action.

The meeting suggested FPCCI, being the head institute of business and industry, to support in markets sustainability and small business enterprises of Karachi.

A working group may be formed for assessing and resolving the issues under the umbrella of FPCCI.

The small business sector is willing to avoid protest for their rights if FBR announces to facilitates the taxpayers and implement business-friendly modules of tax collecting.

Mian Nasser Hyatt Maggo President FPCCI further advised the delegation to produce a pre-budget suggestion paper in the perspective of their issues, which can be included in FPCCI pre-budget recommendations to the Ministry of Finance, Government of Pakistan

The meeting was attended by Athar Sultan Chawla, Hanif Lakhani Vice Presidents FPCCI and the AKTI members.

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