Miftah Ismail directs relevant authorities to undertake required actions to resolve issues of small traders at earliest time possible
ISLAMABAD ( Web News )
Federal Minister for Finance and Revenue Dr. Miftah Ismail Ahmed held a meeting with delegation of Chambers of Small Traders and Small Industry (CSTSI) headed by group leader Zafar Iqbal at Finance Division on Monday.
Coordinator to the PM on Commerce and Industry Rana Ihsan Afzal, Coordinator to the PM on Economy Bial Azhar Kayani, Chairman FBR and other senior officers attended the meeting. Group leader Zafar Iqbal shared with Finance Minister Miftah Ismail about the contribution and significance of the Chambers of Small Traders and Small Industry in the economy of the country. He also shared about the various problems being faced by them especially related to sales tax & refunds and imposition of tax on electricity bills.
The Finance Minister commended the contribution of this sector in the development of economy and addressed the apprehensions of the traders on the imposition of tax on electricity bills. He further directed the relevant authorities to undertake the required actions to resolve the issues of small traders at earliest time possible. The delegation thanked the Finance Minister for comprehensively listening to their concerns and for stated cooperation.
Following representatives of the Chambers of Small Traders and Small Industry attended the meeting. Shahid Ghafoor Paracha from Rawalpindi CSTSI, Muhammad Shafique Anjum President Faisalabad CSTSI, Muhammad Altaf Memon, President Hyderabad CSTSI, Ihsan Ullah Bacha, President Mardan CSTSI, Sheikh Asif Idrees, President Rawalpindi CSTSI, Sardar M. Ehsaan Abbasi Acting President Islamabad CSTSI, Qurban Ali Founder President Gigit CSTSI, Muhammad Kamran Abbasi Founder President Islamabad CSTSI, Sajjad Sarwar Ex-President Islamabad CSTSI, Liaqat Ali Malik Ex-President Jhang CSTSI, Muhammad Nawaz Ex-President Mardan CSTSI, Nadeem Sheikh Ex-President Rawalpindi CSTSI, Malik Zaheer Ahmed Ex-President Islamabad CSTSI, Ch. Muhammad Akram Senior Vice President Rawalpindi CSTSI, Tariq Khan Jadoon Member Executive Committee Rawalpindi CSTSI, Imran Abbasi Member Executive Committee Islamabad CSTSI, and Faisal Nazir Khan Member Executive Committee Jhang CSTSI.