ISLAMABAD: Adviser on Finance, Dr Abdul Hafeez Shaikh, announced on Sunday that the deadline for the amnesty scheme — alternatively the Assets Declaration Scheme 2019 — has been extended till July 3.
Dr Shaikh made the announcement during a press conference here. He was accompanied by Minister of State for Revenue, Hammad Azhar, Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) Chairperson Shabbar Zaidi, and Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Information, Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan.
A day prior, FBR chairperson Zaidi had clarified that there would be no extension in the amnesty scheme as opposed to the speculation rife in social and mainstream media.
The FBR chief had rubbished rumours that have been circulating for the past few days, confirming that “there would be no extension in the amnesty scheme”.
The federal government had introduced the Asset Declaration Scheme 2019 in May, the deadline of which was supposed to come to an end today (June 30).