Islamabad—Finance Minister, Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar, Sunday, directed officials of the Ministry of Finance to actively pursue implementation of new budgetary measures within the given timelines. According to a statement issued by the Finance Ministry, Ishaq Dar said that the government was avidly pursuing the objective of economic growth and has allowed a number of incentives to different sectors including agriculture and industry.
“Implementation of measures announced in the budget 2016-17 would largely help achieve the goal of inclusive growth”, he added. The Finance Ministry said that as per his directions the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) would soon hold meetings with stakeholders regarding the modalities for determination of fair market value of immovable property vide Finance Act, 2016.
The Minister, it may be mentioned earlier this week had asked Chairman FBR to liaise with different associations, builders/developers and other stakeholders seeking their point of view in the matter, with a view to address the apprehensions & misconceptions.
The Finance Minister referred to his last meeting with FBR officials and stated that Government was open to suggestions from different quarters in this matter in the same spirit which it had exhibited, accommodating proposals for the budget 2016-17.