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PM’s Advisor Hafeez Shaikh reviews Tax Amnesty Scheme 2019

ISLAMABAD: Advisor to Prime Minister on Finance, Revenue and Economic Affairs Dr Abdul Hafeez Shaikh on Sunday reviewed Tax Amnesty Scheme 2019, ARY News reported.

Dr Abdul Hafeez Shaikh presided over a meeting with the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) in this regard in Islamabad.

A notification of the meeting said the meeting mulled over mechanism and limits of the tax amnesty scheme.

“Tax scheme should be made easy and feasible,” said the advisor to PM on finance.

On April 20, Dr Abdul Hafeez Shaikh held a phone discussion with Ernesto Ramirez-Rigo, International Monetary Fund (IMF) Mission Chief to Pakistan. They discussed the progress of negotiations for an IMF-supported programme for Pakistan.

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Both sides expressed their commitment for moving the discussions forward. It was agreed that an IMF mission will visit Pakistan by the end of April 2019.

On April 18, Federal Law Minister Dr Farogh Naseem had said that the government would offer tax amnesty scheme to eliminate corruption from the country.

Talking to a private news channel, Dr Farogh Naseem had said that the tax amnesty scheme would only be offered to those who had not held any public office.

He had said, “Prime Minister Imran Khan wants to give people the last chance by offering the scheme.” The minister said that the Federal Board of Revenue had collected complete data of all Pakistanis.

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