LAHORE: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Revenue Haroon Akhtar Khan has told the field formations of the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) to maintain the ongoing momentum and ensure 19 percent growth rate in revenue collections.
He was addressing a meeting of the chief commissioners here. The meeting was held to review the performance of regional tax offices and to ensure that target assigned for the second quarter should be met accordingly.
The tax officials attending the meeting were chief commissioners from Lahore Tax Unit (LTU), CRTO Lahore, RTO to Lahore, Multan, Sahiwal, Faisalabad, Gujranwala and Sialkot. Haroon Akhtar Khan visited the Regional Tax Offices on the instructions of Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi to ensure optimal revenue generation and resource mobilization in the coming months. He stressed that maximum efforts must be made to achieve the targets to keep the growth of revenues at 19 percent.
Earlier, the Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Revenue Haroon Akhtar Khan clarified that there shall be no deviation from overall objective of the project, which is to maximize facilitation to legitimate trade and passenger movement by reducing the dwell time, eliminating bottlenecks and improving procedures, without compromising on regulatory controls and security. He also emphasized that FBR should ensure completing of the project within stipulated timeframe.