FBR urged to extend date of filing returns under Amnesty Scheme

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UNISAME president urges finance ministry to adopt a friendly attitude to encourage investors

(Web Desk) –Union of Small and Medium Enterprises (UNISAME) President Zulfikar Thaver on Monday urged the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) chairman to extend the last date of filing returns under the amnesty scheme to give good and sufficient time to the aspirants to liquidate their assets abroad and bring money back to Pakistan.

In a statement issued on Monday, he said that the believers are fasting and praying for long hours during the holy month of Ramazan and are not in a position to take the needful steps to prepare for benefiting and availing the amnesty scheme and the holy month will soon be followed by the Eid holidays and have therefore requested the FBR chairman to consider the extension of time. It is pertinent to note that time offered is crucial and awareness is created and the patriotic aspect is emphasized passionately.

The UNISAME president requested the FBR chairman to arrange for sessions with the chambers of commerce and industry and trade associations to highlight the salient features of the amnesty scheme.

Zulfikar Thaver further urged the ministry of finance to adopt a friendly attitude to encourage the investors to bring their money back to Pakistan and to increase the return on savings schemes of the National Saving Centre (NSC) to make it viable.

The UNISAME demanded a conducive environment and the burden of creating a conducive environment will now be on the FBR as the tenure of the government expires shortly and the caretaker government would not be in a position to extend the date unless recommended by FBR and the president of Pakistan takes the decision in the best interest of the country and the economy at large.

UNISAME expects the caretaker set up not to be just a night watchman but apply its mind to crucial matters and recommend best steps to the president of Pakistan based on beneficial effects for the country.