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No extension in amnesty scheme: Shabbar Zaidi

No extension in amnesty scheme: Shabbar Zaidi

ISLAMABAD: There would be no extension in the amnesty scheme — alternatively the Assets Declaration Scheme 2019 — as opposed to speculation rife in social and mainstream media, according to the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) chairperson Shabbar Zaidi.

“No extension is being provided in the Asset Declaration Scheme,” read a statement from the FBR.

The FBR chief rubbished rumours that have been circulating for the past few days, confirming that “there would be no extension in the amnesty scheme”.

Approximately 60,000 people availed the Assets Declaration Scheme which clearly shows their confidence on the current government amnesty scheme,

It is necessary to mention here that 13,000 more people availed tax amnesty scheme of PTI-government as compared to previous PML-N government.

Earlier, Prime Minister Imran Khan said people are afraid that their tax money wouldn’t be utilized in the right way as they don’t have faith in the working of Federal Board of Revenue.

In advanced countries, he said, the public has faith in the government that the taxpayer money is spent on the welfare of people. “We have to give this confidence to people in Pakistan too so that they willingly pay their due taxes.”