Former presidents leaders of LCCI call on Finance Minister

Dar reviews arrangements for CAREC Conference, visits of IMF, ADB officials

ISLAMABAD, Oct 17 (APP): Former presidents of the Lahore Chambers of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), Mian Misbah-ur-Rehman and Farooq Iftikhar called on Minister for Finance Senator Muhammad Ishaq Dar here at the Finance Division Monday.

Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Revenue Haroon Akhtar was also present during the meeting.

A statement of the Ministry of Finance issued here said that the trade representatives were welcomed by the Finance Minister at the Finance Ministry.

The former presidents gave a detailed briefing to the Finance
Minister on the problems being faced by the business and traders community in the country and also gave their opinion about how these could be resolved.

The Finance Minister on the occasion assured that the government was sincere in solving the problems of the business community.

Ishaq Dar on the occasion urged the business representatives to fulfill their responsibility of paying taxes honestly and play a constructive role in the national development.

He assured that improving Ease of Doing Business is the priority of the government while FBR has also been instructed to facilitate the business community.

The trade representatives thanked the Finance Minister for his time and personalinterest in the problems of the business community and invited him to visit the Lahore Chamber.

The meeting was participated by Chairman FBR, senior members of the FBR team and senior officials of the Finance Ministry.