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Ishaq Dar directs to facilitate investors and businessmen

ISHAQ DAR

ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Ishaq Dar on Saturday said that Pakistan is increasingly being identified globally as a business and investor friendly country.

Dar was chairing a meeting to review the progress on the implementation of the “Doing Business Reforms Strategy” where the finance secretary briefed him on reforms being taken to cover all the ten indicators.

Addressing the meeting, he said Pakistan must take full advantage of the improvement in the economy as well as security situation.He stressed on the need for ensuring the best possible coordination among all stakeholders.

He directed that every effort should be made to facilitate the foreign as well as domestic investors and businessmen.

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FBR COLLECTION TARGET

Later, a meeting to discuss performance of Federal Board of Revenue in achieving the revenue collection targets was held in Islamabad chaired by Finance Minister Ishaq Dar.

Chairman FBR Nisar Mohammad Khan briefed the meeting about the strategy and measures being adopted for improvement in revenue collection targets.

The Finance Minister directed the FBR team to put in the best efforts for achieving the annual targets. He emphasised the importance of enhanced revenue collection for the country’s development and achieving higher rate of inclusive and sustainable growth.

The meeting was attended by Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Revenue Haroon Akhtar and other senior officials of finance ministry.

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