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No pressure or political interference will be applied on FBR: Asad Umar

No pressure or political interference will be applied on FBR: Asad Umar

ISLAMABAD: Future Finance Minister Asad Umar has said that PTI government will facilitate exporters, industrialist and business community to promote the economy and create employment in the country.

He expressed these views while talking with Customs Today. He said there is no emergency plan to go to the IMF for new agreement. All the policies related to Pakistan economy will be drafted on the advice and recommendation of all the stakeholders.

Asad Umar said that PTI-led government will make all institutions strong and independent and no political interference and pressure will be applied on any institution and especially on FBR. Federal Board of Revenue is backbone of the government and this is required absolute overhauling and FBR will be revived, he added.

“Honest officer will be appointed and zero tolerance policy will be adopted against corruption. Our government will also try to bring back the looted money and eradication of corruption is its first priority.”

There will be no political victimization against any political party leader or worker, Asad Umar said , adding: “The time has come when we will have to live within the limit of our resources.”

He said the new government will pay external and internal debts with the national resources. “Our country is facing economic challenges so there are serious threats to Pakistan economy and we will fight with these challenges with the help of Pakistani business community.”

“Government will restore the trust of business community. Corruption is weakening the foundation of the country, the government will not forgive them who has suck the blood of Pakistan either he is a politician or government servant, they all will be dealt with the law of the land.”

He said that trend of increase in the price of US dollar as compare to Pakistani rupees was artificial and now the dollar is coming down to its original level and it will impact on Pakistan national debts.

Asad further said that Pakistan is a self-reliance country. He also mentioned: “We have clear vision about the development of the economy and the country and I believe that Pakistan will touch new heights.” He said: “We need to promote our exports and for this we need to search new markets in traditional and nontraditional sectors. We will try to bring foreign investment to create new jobs for youth.”