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ICCI calls for one month’s extension in Amnesty Scheme

Islamabad: Muhammad Naveed Malik, Acting President, Islamabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry has called upon the government to give at least one month’s extension in tax amnesty scheme so that maximum number of business community and other people could take benefit of it.

He said this while talking to a delegation of businessmen that called on him led by MianAkramFarid President Industrial Association Islamabad and Chairman, Skills Development Council, Islamabad. Ashfaq Hussain Chatha, Raja Safeer, Fahim Khan and Shiraz Siddiqui were in the delegation.
Muhammad Naveed Malik said that the outgoing government had announced an amnesty scheme during last days of its term, but the matter was taken up by the Supreme Court for review due to which businessmen could not take benefit of it as they were waiting for the decision of the supreme court. However, now the SC has approved the amnesty scheme and removed all doubts and ambiguities about it. He said the scheme was going to end on 30th June 2018 while due to Eid holidays, insufficient time was left for the business community and other people to work out the detail of assets for availing this scheme. He emphasized that the government should give at least one month’s extension in the scheme till 31st July 2018 that would facilitate potential taxpayers to take benefit of this scheme. It will also help in expanding the tax net of the country, he observed.

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