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Disrespect to tax-payers is not acceptable

Salim Ahmed
Lahore

While demanding an immediate stop to raids at business premises and disrespect to the tax paying community, the Lahore Chamber of Commerce & Industry has urged the government to constitute a committee having representatives from public and private sectors to sort out the issue.
In a statement on Thursday, the LCCI President Almas Hyder said that proposed committee should have representatives of the Chambers, Bar Associations, Market & Industrial Associations and Federal Board Revenue (FBR) as this is the only way to resolve the issue of undue raids at business premises and disrespect to the business community.
“We want to pay tax but the method adopted by the tax officials is not good”, the LCCI President said and added that disrespect to the businessmen is not acceptable at any cost as they are backbone of the economy.
He said that it must be eye-opener for the tax officials and policy makers that traders have taken to the streets and started protests against the raids and rude attitude of the staff of tax department who are misusing their discretionary powers badly and conducting raids without keeping in view the affects of these actions on economy.