Prime Minister Imran Khan said that the facilitation of exporters and addressing their problems are among the government’s foremost priorities.
Advisor on Finance, Abdul Hafeez Sheikh, and Chairman FBR, Shabbar Zaidi, briefed the meeting about the measures regarding the refunds to the exporters.
He directed the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) to clear pending refunds of exporters and subsequently remove bottlenecks from the new refund payment system of the FBR. Regarding payment of refunds to exporters, the Prime Minister stressed that it must be ensured that the business community doesn’t face any difficulty.
He said that an increase in exports of the country is a very important objective as far as improvement of the economy is concerned, adding that in connection with this, it is of utmost priority to facilitate exporters in every possible way.
The prime minister referred to the complaints of some business circles regarding the new system of refunds and said measures should be taken for immediate redressal of these complaints.
He further said that all facilities must be provided to the business community in connection with introducing a new system in this regard.