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Rs50bn collected under tax amnesty scheme, says minister

ISLAMABAD: Caretaker Information Minister Syed Ali Zafar says Rs50 billion have so far been collected in taxes under the Federal Board of Revenue’s (FBR) tax amnesty scheme. In an interview, he said this scheme is aimed at documenting undeclared assets of Pakistani citizens in the country and abroad. On Saturday, the government extended the scheme for a month with a cut-off date of July 31 in view of a surge of interest in declaration of assets. To a question regarding a recent increase in petroleum prices, the…