AJK Cabinet decides to adopt tax amnesty scheme in the state

MUZAFFARABAD: Azad Jammu Kashmir Cabinet on Tuesday approved tax amnesty scheme on the pattern of Pakistan under which people of the state will declare their foreign and local assets voluntarily.
The decision to this effect was taken during a cabinet meeting, which was chaired by Prime Minister Raja Farooq Haider Khan. The cabinet approved Foreign Estate Ordinance 2018, Voluntary Declaration of Domestic Ordinance 2018 and Reorganization of AJK Information Technology Board.
The cabinet also approved Allopathic System Act 2017. Under this act, neither non- registered doctors will not be allowed to prescribe medicines to patients nor unregistered surgeons to operate. The cabinet also constituted a committee headed by Senior Minister to review elimination of district quota notification for government jobs. The committee will take all political parties on board and present its report in a month time.
Addressing the meeting, AJK Prime Minister Raja Farooq Haider Khan said all possible steps would be taken for enhancing revenue of the state. “We will limit our expenditures in available resources. The government functionaries have to show sagacity following financial autonomy”, he maintained.
The cabinet also approved number of resolutions. One of the resolutions sought the United Nation’s attention towards gross human rights violations in Occupied Kashmir and welcomed constitution of fact finding mission. The resolution termed this act as a major breakthrough on the Kashmir issue.

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