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PM, cabinet assure support to Bajwa on tax collections

PM, cabinet assure support to Bajwa on tax collections

ISLAMABAD: The Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif instructed Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) Chairman Tariq Bajwa to start crackdown on tax evaders without any discrimination. He also told FBR chairman to broaden the tax net without taking any political pressure.

As per details, FBR Chairman Tariq Bajwa has briefed the PM Nawaz and cabinet in a federal cabinet meeting on Thursday about tax collections so far. He also told the cabinet about the progress of double tax matters and agreements with Switzerland, Czech Republic and other countries. He told the premier that talks to amend the agreement with Switzerland were successful.

On the other hand, PM has lauded the FBR chairman on his tax collection efforts and assured him full support of government while dealing with big tax defaulters.

Tax experts were expecting more strict action against tax evaders after the assurance from prime minister to back the efforts of FBR chairman.