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PM directs FBR to simplify system of refunds payments

PM directs FBR to simplify system of refunds payments
December 2, 2019
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan on Monday directed the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) to further simplify the system of refunds payments. Chairing a meeting of government’s economic team, the premier said the country has achieved economic stability due to government steps and trust of business community has increased. During the meeting, the FBR chairman gave a detailed briefing to the prime minister on measures taken regarding payment of refunds to exporters. He directed the FBR to further simplify the system of refunds payments so that small and medium exporters do not face any difficulty in receiving the refunds.
PM directs AG to resolve cases in courts on fast track basis
The prime minister was informed that 551 cases out of 1089 relating to FBR in the superior judiciary have been decided while 285 are under trial. Imran Khan directed the attorney general that efforts should be expedited to resolve the cases in courts on fast track basis. He directed to provide all necessary resources to Attorney General’s Office to put the government’s viewpoint before the court in FBR related cases. He said early resolution of the cases will help resolve the problems of business community.
All out facilities should be provided to small traders
PM Khan said all out facilities should be provided to small and medium traders and exporters in order to encourage them and to promote the positive sentiments and trust.
Govt’s top priority to create job opportunities for youth
Imran Khan said that achieving economic stability and creating job opportunities for youth and skilled persons is among top priorities of the government. He also said government is giving full attention on providing relief to the common man. He said ensuring unhindered progress on development projects will not only accelerate the economic process, but it will also result in more job opportunities for youth. The premier directed to give special attention on improving the coordination between ministries and departments, while promoting out of box thinking and suggestions.
TAPI gas pipeline progress
Special Assistant on Petroleum Nadeem Babar apprised the meeting on TAPI gas pipeline progress. The meeting was apprised that export figures of Jul-Nov indicate increase in export volume and its income in terms of dollars. “The exports registered an increase of six per cent in October this year in comparison with same period last year. The November also saw an increase of 9.6 per cent,” he said. PM Khan expressed satisfaction on this positive trend.