Published On: Tue, Aug 29th, 2017
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Govt committed to utilize tax revenues for development, welfare of common man: PM Khaqan

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Islamabad: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi Monday said that government is committed to utilizing tax revenues for the development and welfare of common man.

He expressed these views while chairing a meeting on revenue and tax collection here at Prime Minister’s office.

The Prime Minister observed that taxation was core function of the public sector management and is also seen as an imperative for modern system of governance in context of viable state. To this extent, he said, the government is committed to utilizing tax revenues for the development and welfare of common man.

He said that economic turn-around achieved as a result of prudent economic policies pursued by the present government should be further consolidated to maintain macroeconomic stability and ensuring sustainable economic growth.

On this occasion, Finance Minister Mohammad Ishaq Dar briefed the Prime Minister on current economic and financial health of the country. Commitment to broaden tax base and facilitate payment of taxes was reiterated during the briefing.

The Prime Minister was apprised that collection of taxes has witnessed successful upward trajectory over past four years and overall tax collection has increased on sustainable basis making the outflows available for infrastructural development projects as well as public welfare schemes. Minister for Finance, Secretary Finance, Chairman FBR and senior government officials were present during the meeting.


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