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Have submitted tax record for 34 years in SC, says Ishaq Dar

ISLAMABAD, JUL 27 (DNA) – Finance Minister Ishaq Dar said that 34-year-old tax returns have been submitted in the Supreme Court (SC) and he is ready to even write a book if the court says.

He was addressing National Workshop on Pakistan’s National Action Plan for Open Government Partnership in Islamabad on Thursday.

The Minister said good governance, transparency and prudent economic policies played major role in the country’s economic turnaround.

He said Pakistan’s 5.3 percent current GDP growth rate has been highest in a decade. He said country’s economy has now surpassed 300 billion dollar for the first time in the history.

He said per capita income has increased by 22 percent over the last four years and inflation has come down from over 12 in 2013 to 4.3 percent.

The Finance Minister said fiscal deficit, which stood at staggering 8.2 percent in 2013, has reduced to 4.6 percent last year.

Ishaq Dar pointed out that there has been 73 percent growth in tax collection during the last four years.

The Finance Minister said the Government believes in transparency and publication of tax directories of parliamentarians. He said Public Procurement Regulatory Authority rules have helped saved billions in award of contracts.=DNA


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