Govt to design tax system based on people’s needs


May 31, 2010

PESHAWAR: The federal advisor for finance, Dr Abdul Hafeez Sheikh said that the government keenly desires to have a comprehensive tax system that not only caters to the needs of the country but also provides maximum relief to citizens on a sustainable basis.

The government will give special importance to suggestions of the business community of Khyber Paktunkhwa regarding the improvement of the tax system, he added.

He was addressing a consultative meeting of the business community of Khyber Paktunkhwa here at the chief minister’s house on Monday.

The government, he added, would focus specially on improving aid effectiveness and increasing taxes.

Sheikh assured them that no stone would be left unturned regarding the speedy implementation of the prime minister’s incentive package for the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Under the package, he said, the funds would be handed over to the chief minister so that any doubts could be removed once and for all.

Published in the Express Tribune, June 1st, 2010.

COMMENTS (1)

Hamid Sultan Dawoodi | 11 years ago | Reply In developing countries as much as civil society getting stronger they say " Tax Us If You Can " in other way they are delivering a message that taxation is possible with good governance and delivery of social services to citizen. We are very poor in extending all socio economic norms to our citizen, without tightening the belts of governance neverthaless we could succeed in tax collection, we have to collect revenue through indirect taxation, and in this syestem poors are the victims.
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