Business community’s reservations to be addressed in one month: Hammad Azhar
ISLAMABAD: Minister for Economic Affairs Hammad Azhar on Friday said all possible measures were being taken to address the genuine issues of the business fraternity and the reservations relating to businessmen would be removed within a month.
“Gas and electricity issues being faced by the exporters community of different areas would be resolved soon,” Hammad Azhar said while talking to a local news channel.
He said steps would be taken to provide easiness in the fixed tax schemes for the people.
About Capital Gain Tax, the minister said the tax could not be abolished but the rate of that tax could be brought down.
On October 3, Prime Minister Imran Khan had said that the government had prepared a strategy about reservations of the business community against the accountability watchdog, National Accountability Bureau (NAB).
“A committee comprising businessmen is being formed so that matters pertaining to business community and the NAB could be amicably resolved,” he had said while talking to a delegation of representatives belonging to various Chambers of Commerce and Industry in Islamabad.
Imran Khan had said the incumbent government was fully committed to provide all possible facilities to the business community.
He had said the government would provide all out assistance to facilitate the business community for profitable business activities.
On October 3, Chairman National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Javed Iqbal had claimed that no businessman approached the accountability watchdog complaining about hurdles created by the organisation in doing business.
Addressing an event attended by a large number of businessmen and industrialists in Lahore, Javed Iqbal had said a NAB director was appointed to resolve complaints of businessmen and all the regions were directed to do so and inform the relevant people about it.