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KP Govt set target of collecting Rs50bn service tax in five years

Provincial Finance Minister urged students to play their due role in nation building by not only service taxes but also act as whistle blowers
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PESHAWAR
The Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has set a target of collecting Rs 50 Billion during the next five years on account of Service Taxes levied which will be utilized for development projects undertaken across the province.
In this regard, an awareness session was conducted by the Finance Minister Mr Taimur Salim Jhagra as part of a series of seminars to be conducted across the province in various schools, colleges and universities of repute.
The session was conducted in FAST National University of Computer and Emerging Sciences Peshawar, in which students of FAST-NUCES were given the opportunity to ask provoking questions from the Finance Minister regarding taxation reforms.
The provincial Finance Minister urged the students to play their due role in nation building by not only service taxes but also act as whistle blowers to Government by informing against any violators which has a determinantal effect on welfare of general public.
The question and answer session was moderated by Minister Finance, Director KPRA Mr Tahir Aurakzai and Tax Advisor Mr Iftikhar Qutab.
The Director FAST-NUCES Peshawar thanked KP Finance Minister for choosing FAST University for kick starting this noble cause. On this occasion the Minister was also presented with a shield of appreciation.



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