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The Facilitation And Taxpayers Education (FATE) wing of the FBR has completed the first phase of its Outreach plan assigned by the Federal Minister for Finance to have interactive sessions between the top management of FBR and the presidents and representatives of Chambers of Commerce & Trade, Tax bars and representatives of other trade associations. The next phase of the Outreach program is scheduled to be launched by end of November, 2011.
In the first phase, FATE Wing arranged Taxpayers’ Interaction Seminars at Islamabad / Rawalpindi, Lahore and Karachi. The seminars were chaired by the Chairman FBR Mr. Salman Siddique and were attended by top management of the FBR as well as presidents and representatives of respective Chambers of commerce & trade, heads of business and trade bodies and members of business community.
These Taxpayers’ Interaction Seminars are also being arranged under the ambit of the FATE Wing of the FBR in other major cities of the country to interact with their respective Chambers of Commerce & Trade to facilitate and educate them about the various initiatives of the FATE Wing undertaken for facilitation of the taxpayers. It has successfully arranged seminars at Peshawar and Sargodha and is arranging similar seminar at Gujranwala on 1st November 2011. Seminars would also be arranged by at Sialkot, Multan, Bahawalpur, Quetta, Sukkur, Abbottabad, Hyderabad and Faisalabad afterwards.
The Facilitation And Taxpayers’ Education wing of FBR has embarked upon this awareness campaign all over the country to explain the reforms and initiatives taken by FBR to facilitate the taxpayers and to orient the taxpayers, through the Chambers of Commerce & Trade and representatives in this regard. The concerns and queries of the Chambers of Commerce & Trade and business community are also addressed and considered during the interactive seminars.