Finance Minister chairs meeting with traders

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ISLAMABAD, Dec 23 (APP): Finance Minister, Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar held a meeting with traders and representatives of the business community at the FBR late Tuesday night.

Special Assistant to Prime Minister (SAPM) on Revenue, Haroon Akhtar, Chairman FBR and other FBR officials were also present on the occasion.

The meeting reviewed progress of talks held between the traders and the FBR during the past few months with the aim to facilitate the business community.

Both sides on the occasion expressed satisfaction on their concerted efforts for devising a package for traders/business commmunity including both filers and non-filers.

The meeting agreed that after completing necessary modalities, the package would be announced in the first week of January 2016.

The traders and businessmen paid gratitude to the Finance Minister, Ishaq Dar and the FBR team for continued engagement with the business community with the aim to address their problems.

They said that the decisions by both sides would Insha Allah be received positively.

Prominent businessmen community representatives who attended the meeting included Naeem Mir, Secretary Genral APAT, Ajmal Baloch, President APAT, Chaudhry Mehboob Ali Sirki, President Anjuman e Tajaran Punjab, and Ateeq Mir from Karachi.