ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday said the basic purpose of bringing reforms was to accelerate economic growth, improve revenue system and restore the confidence of the business community.
The prime minister stated this while talking to Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar at his office. Planning Minister Makhdoom Khusro Bakhtiar, Advisor on Revenue Dr Abdul Hafeez Shaikh, Advisor on Trade Abdur Razak Dawood, Punjab Revenue Minister Makhdoom Hashim Jawan Bakht, Punjab Minister for Industries Mian Aslam Iqbal and Federal Bureau of Revenue Chairman Shabbar Zaidi were also present on the occasion.
The meeting was briefed about the industrial and agriculture sectors, promotion of tourism, setting up of special economic zones and the steps taken for resolving the problems of the business community in Punjab.
The prime minister said the government presented a balanced budget despite difficult economic situation, as it gave full attention to the promotion of the industrial sector and protection of the poor segment of society.
He said the government took some tough decisions so that the economy could be put on the right path and the country could be steered out of economic crisis.
He said the government was fully aware of the reservations of the business community.
“The process of bringing reforms in the FBR is going to restore the confidence of business community,” he stated, adding that the government believed in making all segments of the society partners in the process of economic development.
The prime minister directed the FBR chairman and his economic team to meet various associations of the business community and inform them about the economic reforms, including the tax system.