Tax proposals of IT, telecom sector will be considered: Miftah Ismail

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ISLAMABAD: The finance ministry has assured that budget proposals submitted by IT and telecom sector will be given due consideration in the budget for 2018/2019.
The assurance has been given by Advisor to the Prime Minister on Finance, Dr. Miftah Ismail at a meeting to discuss the proposals submitted by the sector.
Has said that annual budget related proposals for IT & telecommunications sectors will be given due consideration as these are very important sectors of the economy.
He was chairing a high level meeting to discuss the tax proposals submitted by the Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunications.
The meeting noted that while the telecom sector had shown impressive growth in the last many years, IT Sector had also started to pick up and efforts should be made to further improve the growth momentum.
It was decided that further deliberation would be done by FBR and MoIT to finalize the appropriate tax proposals with a view to give a boost of these important sectors.
The meeting was also attended by Ministers of State for Finance as well as IT&T, the Federal Secretaries of the two Divisions, Chairman FBR, Acting Chairman PTA and other officials of Ministry of Finance, Ministry of IT&T and PTA as well representatives of the IT industry.

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