CGPA, SMEDA organize PPD on issues of business community


Centre for Governance and Public Accountability (CGPA) in collaboration with Small & Medium Entrepreneurs Development Authority (SMEDA) organized a public private dialogue (PPD) on legal issues of the business community, said a press release issued here on Friday.

The event was part of the series of Public Private Dialogues (PPD) initiated by CGPA. The session was aimed at gathering input on the issues of taxes, local rules and policy administration faced by the business community of Peshawar.

One of the core components of these Public Private Dialogues was to discuss the possible solutions that could be put forth as policy recommendations for the government. This was the 8th PPD event organized by CGPA. These PPD sessions would conclude on the formation of recommended policy formation consequently assisting the government of KP for developing a direly needed improvised business ecosystem in Peshawar.

Entrepreneurs from Peshawar, engaged in various types & tiers of business, members of Sarhad Chamber of Commerce, Peshawar Chamber for Small traders & Industries, Women Chamber of commerce, tajir itehad, Hotel & restaurant, Handicrafts, furniture, dairy & livestock associations, All Pakistan Precious & Semi Precious Gemstones Export Association (APCEA),officials from KP Revenue Authority, Federal Board of Revenue, Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP), KP Board of Investment & Trade (KPBOIT), Small & Medium Enterprise Development Authority (SMEDA), Pakistan Hunting & Sporting Arms Development Company (PHSADC – Ministry of Industries & Production), Individual financial, legal, business & IT consultants participated in the dialogue session.

Issues pertaining to tax regime, tax administration, government policy administration, awareness about government policies and laws applied to business, categorization of business & applied taxes, procedures and documentations for business remained under discussion largely.—APP


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