Pakistan Observer Islamabad
Published Date: Jul 30, 2015
BHC, CAAP HOST TALK ON ‘TACKLING TAX CRISIS IN PAKISTAN’
– Islamabad—The British and the Chevening Alumni Association of Pakistan (CAAP) jointly hosted a policy discussion today on tackling the tax crisis in Pakistan. The debate was attended by and leading figures from government, politics, judiciary, media, academia and diplomatic community in Pakistan.
The participants used the opportunity to interact with the panel members and key speakers including Mr. Zafarullah Khan, Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Parliamentary Affairs, Mr. Tariq Bajwa, Chairman of Federal Board of Revenue (FBR), Rear Admiral (Retired) Saeed Ahmed Sargana, Deputy Chairman, National Bureau (NAB), Dr. Vaqar Ahmed, Deputy Executive Director, the Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI), Mian Nauman Kabir, Vice President, the Chamber of Commerce and Industries (LCCI), Mr. Tariq Jamil, Partner, the & Young Ford Rhodes Sidat Hyder, Dr. Ather Maqsood Ahmed, Head of , the National University of Sciences and Technology, Mr. Khawaja Tanveer Ahmed, Member Federal Board of Revenue, leading media analyst and host Syed Talat Hussain and Ms. Muxworthy, Acting Political , the British High Commission.
The initiative was the idea of the Chevening Alumni Association of Pakistan, a think-tank and network of leading alumni of the UK’s flagship Chevening Scholarship Programme in Pakistan. Their aim of organising a series of such discussions is to assist the Government of Pakistan at policy level to help identify ways to promote Pakistan’s economic and social prosperity. Sharing her thoughts with participants and panel members, Acting UK Political Counsellor, Ms. Jude Muxworthy said: “I would like to thank the panel members for such an absorbing discussion on taxation.