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PM Imran directs to wave off unnecessary taxes on small shopkeepers

PM Imran directs to wave off unnecessary taxes on small shopkeepers

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has on Monday directed to wave off unnecessary taxes on small shopkeepers and to not put them in undue trouble.

The premier held consultations with the chief ministers and the Pakistan Board of Investment while taking notice of the taxes that are collected in the name of inspection and unneeded certification.

Imran Khan ordered to remove taxes on 15 small businesses and directed the provincial chiefs to instruct the Local Government Commission that the regime cannot allow harassing the traders in the name of unnecessary certification.

The PM said it is our priority to provide peaceful atmosphere to small shopkeepers. Subsequently, the provincial governments decided to remove taxes on 15 small businesses and to wave off inspection clause from 74 different trades.