A delegation of Peshawar traders called on Adviser to Prime Minister for Commerce and Industry Abdul Razak Dawood on Saturday and informed him about the problems being faced by local traders. The delegation, led by Peshawar Chamber of Commerce and Industry President Muhammad Adnan Jalil, briefed the adviser about the issues of traders and problem being faced by them due to impact of some unfavourable conditions. The delegation suggested introduction of a single and well planned tax system keeping in view the high inflation. They said that the traders’ community is ready to pay taxes but the system should be made simple with a designated authority to collect tax. The delegation said that working of government institutions including the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR), Employees’ Old-Age Benefits Institution (EOBI) and social security should be streamlined to decrease problems of traders and stakeholders. The delegation also discussed about the expo centre for better environment and demanded land for Peshawar Chamber.

Published in The Express Tribune, January 17th, 2021.

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