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.