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Waqar seeks improvement in revenue collection to meet targets

Federal Board of Revenue Chairman Ahmad Waqar has called for concerted
efforts to improve revenue collection to meet targets.

"The FBR officials and staff must apply themselves to the task with professional commitment and dedication," he said in a keynote address to the 3rd meeting of the director generals of Large Taxpayers' Units (LTU)/regional tax offices (RTOs) held at Federal Board of Revenue (FBR)
here Wednesday.

The meeting was inaugurated by Chairman, FBR and attended by Mr. Irfan Nadeem, Member (Inland Revenue).

Mr. Abrar Ahmad Khan, Member (Audit), Mr. Nau Bahar Kiyani, Member (Tax Policy & Reforms) and Muhammad Anees Member (Enforcement & Accounting) also attended alongwith DG from 16 reformed units and all Chiefs/Secretaries of Income Tax Wing.

Mr. Waqar told the participants a composite audit plan of selected corporate cases would be conducted through chartered accountants and modalities in this regard are being worked out in collaboration with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan (ICAP). He asked the director generals, LTUs/RTOs to vigorously pursue cases involving big tax evaders and
non-filers to ensure compliance with tax laws.

Earlier Member (Inland Revenue) Mr. Irfan Nadeem presented a review of the  six-monthly performance of direct taxes and urged the director generals to overcome shortfall in their targets. He also exhorted them to ensure that the audit was conducted in a fair and transparent manner without harassment of the taxpayers. He apprised the participants of the new changes made in the administrative set up of top hierarchy of FBR, which he said was aimed at achieving the desired objectives of the reform process. He informed the audience of various policy decisions including reward policy for officers and staff.

Hamid Raza Wattoo
Secretary PR
Jan 21, 2009
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