ISLAMABAD: Ambassador of China to Pakistan Yao Jing on Wednesday appreciated the steps taken by the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) to facilitate the taxpayers.
During a call on meeting with FBR Chairman Syed Muhammad Shabbar Zaidi, he particularly lauded the measures that focused on redressing the grievances of taxpayers.
According to an FBR statement, the ambassador welcomed the appointment of Syed Shabbar Zaidi as chairman of the board and expressed hope that under his command, the FBR would be able to devise a strategy to achieve its targets in the long run.
The ambassador said that State Taxation Administration of the People’s Republic of China would be willing to cooperate with FBR to enable both the departments learn each other’s best practices for mutual benefit.
World Bank’s support
Meanwhile, World Bank (WB) Country Director (Pakistan) Patchamuthu Illangovan said that the bank was assisting FBR in introducing business-friendly measures and reforming the taxation system.
In a separate call on meeting with the FBR chairman, the WB head appreciated the measures taken by FBR with regard to facilitation of the taxpayers.