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Thursday Mar 07 2019
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Without streamlining FBR, cannot increase tax net: PM

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GEO NEWS
PM Imran was addressing a ceremony in the capital/ file photo

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Thursday that without streamlining Federal Board of Revenue, the tax net cannot be increased.

PM Imran was addressing a ceremony in the capital, where he said that for the progress of ‘Naya Pakistan’, introducing ‘tax culture’ is very important.

“If the FBR does not improve its functioning then a new FBR will be made,” he said.

PM Imran said that he completely trusted the nation and the reason behind his struggle is to eradicate poverty, adding that when the nation stands united no one can defeat it.

"When the nation is united no one can defeat it," he said.

He said that the government’s biggest priority is making the lives of people better. The prime minister said the government is trying to improve the functioning of the institutions.

PM Imran, while reacting to Pakistan People’s Party Chairperson Bilawal Bhutto’s speech in the National Assembly, said that the PPP government increased loans on the country.

“Those calling democracy the best form of revenge had increased the foreign loans manifold,” said the PM.

On Wednesday, Bilawal Bhutto in his speech had lamented the premier's absence from an in-camera meeting of parliamentary parties’ heads, and said PM Khan kept his ego above national security at such a moment too.

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