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FBR s moot on tax policy options for Pakistan starts tomorrow

Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) is holding an international 'Conference on Tax Policy Options for Pakistan' starting in Lahore tomorrow (Wednesday) to identify and generate concrete implementable tax policy options for achieving the broad micro and macroeconomic objectives.

The three-day conference being organised at a local hotel in the Punjab metropolis will focus on various issues, including the overall macroeconomic constraints, current revenue administration, assessment of main taxes, sub-national taxation and political economy of inter-governmental reforms.

The opening session of the conference will be chaired by Advisor to the Prime Minister on Finance, Mr. Shaukat Tareen who will also deliver a keynote address on the government's efforts to enhance domestic resource mobilization as part of its stabilization and reform strategy to meet the targets of sustainable growth in the medium term.

The morning session will also be addressed by FBR Chairman Mr. Ahmad Waqar who is likely to speak on FBR's endeavours for the establishment of a fair and efficient tax administration promoting investment and production incentives and raising sufficient revenues for the development and poverty reduction programmes of the government.

According to an official statement of the FBR, the conference to be attended by leading national and international experts, aims at engaging technical input and participation of the business community and stakeholders in the policymaking process.

Hamid Raza Wattoo
Secretary PR
Dec 16, 2008
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