ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday directed the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) to restore investors’ confidence and take measures to end its fear among the business community.
Addressing FBR officers, PM Imran said that the business community was ready to pay fix tax but reluctant to come under tax net. He noted that confidence of the business community in FBR to help broaden the tax net and strengthen the economy.
PM Imran said, “People will be eager to pay tax if they are assured that their money will be spent on public welfare instead of lavish life style of rulers.”
He maintained that the government will introduce reforms in FBR to improve tax collection system and widen the tax base. He also urged the officers to submit their proposals in this regard.
“We should consider paying tax a national duty,” he added.
PM Imran vowed that his government was committed to provide business friendly environment to the entrepreneurs.