The minister thanked the German government for assistance especially in priority areas highlighted by the Government of Pakistan
Muhammad Hammad Azhar
German Ambassador to Pakistan Bernhard Stephan Schlagheck paid a courtesy call on Federal Minister for Economic Affairs Muhammad Hammad Azhar
The programme will improve incomes and reduce poverty and malnutrition in rural areas of Gilgit-Baltistan
He said the government would achieve the tax target set for the next fiscal year.
ISLAMABAD: Muhammad Hammad Azhar, one of the youngest ministers in Pakistan’s new government, is the latest in a long line of officials to face a problem that undermines his country’s development: getting people to start paying income taxes. Ending a culture of rampant tax evasion is expected to be high on the agenda in negotiations this month with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) as cash-strapped Pakistan seeks a second bailout since 2013. As state minister for revenue, Azhar, 37, says he is planning for…