'Govt is honest in expanding tax net through legislation'

Finance Minister says the United States would provide $310 million under the Kerry Lugar bill for flood victims.

Express April 19, 2011

Finance Minister Abdul Hafeez Sheikh said on Tuesday that the government is honest in expanding its tax net through transparent means and rational legislation.

Addressing a news conference after attending talks of Working Group on Economics and Finance, Sheikh said the United States would provide $310 million under the Kerry Lugar bill for the flood victims.

He said Pakistan’s economic conditions and bilateral investment were discussed during the talks with the US officials.

Sheikh said that meetings with the officials of World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF) were focused on the progress of future programmes aimed at improving economic conditions.


hanifkhan | 10 years ago | Reply silent words for our respectable finance minister can you put these begging money under the earth?
Cautious | 10 years ago | Reply I watched this individuals performance on TV during a question/answer session by USA financial reporters - he performed admirably and answered the difficult and sometimes complex questions with candor/honesty. It is very clear based on his answers that Pakistan is making progress but some might view it akin to "baby steps" by other country standards but basic progress in things like taxation etc.
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