No decision on amnesty scheme, cabinet to consider tomorrow

ISLAMABAD: The federal cabinet has discussed the planned tax amnesty scheme and it will decide in tomorrow’s meeting, sources said on Tuesday.

The federal cabinet was met under the chair of Prime Minister Imran Khan. Finance Minister Asad Umar briefed the meeting about the proposed amnesty scheme.

The sources said that the prime minister directed the ministry to take input from general public on such scheme besides before launching it there should be proper public awareness.

In this regard a committee was formed headed by the finance minister. The committee will finalize the amnesty scheme.

The sources said that the government was planning to introduce the amnesty scheme through promulgation of presidential ordinance.

The sources said that the PTI government was in difficult situation regarding launching the amnesty scheme as the ruling party had taken mandate to bring tax evaders and looters behind the bar instead giving amnesty.

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