Taxes from traders should not be collected by force: Qayyum

Staff Reporter

Senator General (retd) Abdul Qayyum has said that tax collection from traders should be done not by fear & force but by understanding and getting their support.

He expressed these views while addressing the participants of the dinner hosted by Project Solution Chairman Sheikh Nasir Ali and CEO Ejaz Sheikh in honor of Zafar Bakhtawari, Newly elected secretary general of united business group Pakistan.

Senator General (R) Abdul Qayyum said in his address that I have proposed the authorities That they should formulate policies that create a spirit of cooperation instead of creating fear and panic among the business community .

He further said that every Pakistani citizen who loves the country must pay fair taxes as Pakistan is our identity and we have to strengthen its economy .

Zafar Bakhtawari, newly elected Secretary General of United Business Group, said that the addition of section 203A in income tax act to give arrest power to income tax officer for income tax as see will not promote the healthy and friendly business culture in Pakistan .

the business community of Pakistan would continue their struggle against this law which is not in the best interest of the country and economic future of Pakistan . he further stressed that UBG platform will be used to create a bridge for the federal government and the business community of Pakistan.

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