Record 23 billion rupees tax collected during last year: PM AJK  

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Muzaffarabad: The Azad Jammu and Kashmir Prime Minister Raja Muhammad Farooq Haider Khan has said that modern techniques will be put in place and survey will be conducted to expend the tax net in the state.

Presiding over a high level meeting of Inland  Revenue here on Wednesday , he said a  record  23 billion rupees tax  were collected during last year while 28 billion rupees are expected to be realized in the next financial year.   The Prime Minister said that the government has taken solid steps for setting up a clean and transparent government in the state and It was due to strict financial discipline that the government did not go for the over draft during the last four years.

The Prime Minister said that the government has utilized all its capabilities for the betterment of the people during his tenure and implemented the policies to take the people’s interest supreme. “The 13 amendment has given the power back to Azad Kashmir after 44 year and has further strengthened the relations with Pakistan”, he added.

He expressed the hope  that people will again vote for his party in view of their record of developmental  work done by his government  in the liberated territory  for the uplift of the people . The meeting was attended by the Minister Inland Revenue Sardar Farooq Ahmed Tahir ,The Minister for Finance Dr Najeeb Naqi,Chief Secretary Dr.Shahzad  Khan Bangash and Sectaries to the government.

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