Overseas Pakistan Commission: Dar vows nomination of focal person in FBR
Federal Minister for Finance Senator Ishaq Dar chaired a meeting at the Finance Division Monday morning with a delegation of Overseas Pakistanis Commission Punjab led by Commissioner Afzaal Bhatti. The Commissioner discussed with the Minister the issues being faced by overseas Pakistanis. He requested the Minister to nominate a focal person at FBR to help and assist overseas Pakistanis and their families for answering their queries related to tax matters.
The Minister agreed with the proposal and assured that the focal person would be nominated in FBR without delay. Bhatti also discussed with the Minister the issue of recently imposed tax on air tickets being charged from expat Pakistanis departing for abroad. The representative of Finance Ministry clarified that the tax was a provincial tax and had not been imposed by the Federal government.
The Minister also desired that if the Commission or the Overseas Pakistanis want to submit any proposal for the benefit of the overseas Pakistanis they may submit it at the earliest so that it could be considered for the next budget. The meeting was attended by the senior officials of Finance Division as well as Overseas Pakistanis Commission Punjab.