Published On: Tue, Sep 15th, 2020
Published in Category: Islamabad

Reforms in tax system Govt’s top priority: PM

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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan says reforming the tax system to make it fair and transparent is the top priority of the government.

He was chairing a high-level meeting on tax system reforms in the country, in Islamabad on Monday.

He said a fair and transparent tax system is of seminal importance in improving the efficiency of the government, ensuring effective governance and welfare of the people.

The Prime Minister said the tax system has been changed time to time in such a manner that the entire tax burden falls on the general public and small businessmen.

The forum presented various proposals to the Prime Minister regarding tax system reforms including rectification of flaws, elimination of tax evasion and corruption of tax officials.

Prime Minister welcomed the proposals and directed the Minister for Industry and Production, Advisers on Finance and Trade to take a detailed look at them so that the workable roadmap can be implemented.

Chairing a meeting to review the progress on establishment of Al-Qadir University to promote Seerat-un-Nabi (Sallallahu Alaihi wa Alihi Wasallam and teachings of Sufia, Imran Khan stressed the need to promote Islamic values and teachings of Sufia-e-Kiram in order to highlight the true spirit and values of the society.

The Prime Minister said it is necessary that our new generation should be well aware of the various aspects of Seerat-un-Nabi (Sallallahu Alaihi wa Alihi Wasallam) and teachings of sufis.

He said that modern education should also be planned incorporating the teachings of Sufism to prepare students fully prepared to face the challenges of the day.

Imran Khan directed to expedite the construction of the university in the shortest possible time in order to start educational activities.