ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Delegations from Pakistan Business Council (PBC) and Oversees Investors Chamber of Commerce and Industry (OICCI) held meeting with the Finance Minister Ishaq Dar to discuss the budgetary proposals for 2023–24 at FBR Headquarters in Islamabad on Saturday.
The Minister of State for Finance and Revenue Dr Aisha Ghous Pasha, the Prime Minister’s Special Assistant on Finance Tariq Bajwa, the Special Assistant on Revenue Tariq Mehmood Pasha, the Chairman RRMC Mr. Ashfaq Yousif Tola, the Governor SBP, the Chairman FBR, and Senior Officers from the Finance Division and FBR attended the meeting.
The delegations from PBC and OICCI thanked the finance minister for inviting the budgetary recommendations from the business community including all the leading private-sector businesses and conglomerates and multinationals as well.
Finance Minister Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar met delegations from Pakistan Business Council(PBC) & Oversease Investors Chamber of Commerce &Industry (OICCI) at FBR headquarters today and discussed their Budget proposals for 2023-24. (1/2).. pic.twitter.com/l05VCDTObI
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They presented particular financial solutions and recommendations to the finance minister to be taken into account in the upcoming Federal Budget 2023-24.
They further assured the finance minister that the Commerce sector would support the government to enhance the economic and commercial activities in Pakistan.
The finance minister highly valued the delegations’ budgetary recommendations from both delegations.
Ishaq Dar also appreciated the prominent role of PBC as an advocacy forum to improve the general business environment of the Country. He also praised the role of OICCI in successfully promoting foreign investments in Pakistan, thereby playing a major role in the growth of economy in the Country.
The finance minister also reaffirmed the government’s willingness to address the issues being faced by the business community and investors, both within Pakistan or from abroad, in order to ensure the Country’s economic prosperity.
Additionally, he assured the delegations that the government will fully support the business sector by providing a fiscal year 2023–2024 budget that is both business and people-friendly.
Both the delegations expressed gratitude to the finance minister for taking their budget recommendations into account.