KARACHI - The leadership of Businessmen Group (BMG) and office bearers of Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) have warmly welcomed Finance Minister’s decision to suspend the SRO 351 (I)/ 2014.
In a statement, President KCCI, Abdullah Zaki, Chairman Businessmen Group former President KCCI Siraj Kassam Vice President KCCI, Muhammad Idrees appreciated Finance Minster’s prompt intervention.
They said that the entire business community of Pakistan stood united and joined hands against this anti-business SRO. They added that instead of imposing such unjust SROs to punish the honest taxpayers, the government should devise a clear strategy on how to effectively deal with non-taxpayers, who continue to enjoy as they remain outside the tax net. BMG leadership and KCCI office bearers, while appreciating various pro-business initiatives being taken by the present government, commented that the anti-business SRO 351 was planted by some FBR officials to create more trouble for businessmen, industrialists and promote corruption.
They further requested the Finance Minister to hold a meeting with business community either in Islamabad or Karachi prior to Federal Budget 2014-15 so that businessmen/ industrialists could get a chance to discuss joint budget proposals of all chambers of commerce which have already been submitted to all the concerned authorities.