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FBR’s tax diary for 2017-18 shows increase in number of tax payers

ISLAMABAD: The number of tax payers in the country has increased by 34 per cent in year 2017-18, ARY News reported on Friday.

This was disclosed in a tax diary issued by Pakistan’s premier tax collection body, the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR).

According to the chairman FBR, revenue of the body has also increased by 34 per cent during current fiscal year.

Praising Prime Minister Imran Khan’s efforts for bringing reforms in the FBR, he said that the body was committed to increase the revenue by tax collection.

Earlier on February 19, Prime Minister Imran Khan had directed the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) to adopt new and reformed system for the tax collection and create ease for expansion of tax net in the country.

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He was chairing a high-level meeting in Islamabad regarding tax collection in Pakistan in Islamabad.

“Tax defaulters are enemies of the nation, they should be exposed,” PM Khan said.

Chairman FBR briefed the prime minister about steps being taken to bring defaulters into the tax net.

On the occasion, PM Khan had directed the FBR chairman avoid disturbing tax payers, focus on the defaulters and expose them in front of the nation.

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