FBR chief rules out changes in amnesty scheme

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ISLAMABAD: Federal Bureau of Revenue  (FBR) chairman Shabbar Zaidi has said that an atmosphere of fear being faced by the business atmosphere due to notices of NAB and FIA will be addressed.

The FBR chief made the remarks while speaking to businessmen and traders at the Karachi Chambers of Commerce and Industry on Saturday.

“We have asked the FIA to consult with us before taking any action,” Zaidi said.

Talking to media persons, Shabbar Zaidi ruled out any changes in the new amnesty scheme, saying it had no ambiguity.

“We need to introduce long-term reforms in the country’s tax and revenue system to bring stability in the economy and bring non tax payers in the tax net,” he said.

To a question, Shabbar Zaidi said relief can be provided on some raw materials all raw materials cannot be provided the tax amnesty.

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