Nasir Shah assures tax relaxation to business community


Sindh Minister for Information, Local Government, Housing & Town Planning, Religious Affairs, Forest & Wildlife Syed Nasir Hussain Shah on Saturday said that business community in the province would be allowed to open their businesses after the formulation of standard operating procedures.
He said that standard operating procedures were being formulated by the government. He said that only those businessmen would be allowed to do their businesses,who would completely follow the standard operating procedures.
He said that the Chief Minister had constituted a committee, comprising Sindh Minister for Education Saeed Ghani, Sindh Minister for Energy Imtiaz Ahmed Shaikh and himself, to formulate the standard operating procedures for the business community.
He said that the committee after his meeting with the members of the business community would finalize the standard operating procedures for them to open their businesses. The Minister said that the small businessmen would be allowed to resume their businesses if they just limit themselves to the home delivery and ensure the implementation of all the standard operating procedures.
Nasir Shah said that the Chief Minister was also of the opinion that the businesses could be resumed on rotation policy. Explaining the rotation policy, the Minister said that days would be fixed for various businesses. The days on which businesses related to garments, clothing or fabrics would be allowed to do business, all other related trades like tailors, embroidery etc would also be allowed to work the same days, he said. Similarly, the days for all the businesses related to the electronics trade would also be fixed.
Syed Nasir Hussain Shah said that the CM has also decided that besides talking to the federal government regarding giving loan to the small businessmen on easy provisions, the Sindh government would also facilitate them with regard to excise taxes and SRB taxes.

Shah said that any businessman found not following the standard operating procedures would not be allowed to continue with his business. The minister said that the government was also devising standard operating procedures for the health facilities i.e. hospitals, clinics and dispensaries in the province.