| Updated at: 0202 PST, Sunday, January 16, 2011|
KARACHI: Being worried for the fragile and critical economic condition of Pakistan, the Chairman Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) Salman Siddique Saturday urged upon self dependency for the betterment of economy, Geo News reported.
No foreign assistance would be extended to Pakistan unless countrymen come forward and take steps to uplift economy, he advised.
This he said in a meeting with a delegation of Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI).
“Government should utilize state resources to meet current fiscal deficit,” Salman said, fearing that non-seriousness from countrymen would also tantamount to cut in foreign assistance.
“Government is combating an unannounced economic emergency at the moment,” he revealed questioning the government officials that how they could provide trade communities with financial aid as they have failed to meet their expanse.
Trade community should form a committee, he proposed pledging for FBR’s support for the purpose.