CM KPK chairing meeting on Resource Mobilization Proposal for 2017-18

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Handout No.1 /PESHAWAR/DT: 31-5-2017
Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pervez Khattak has directed against the imposition of new taxes or in any increase in the existing taxation system. He stressed for realistic approach through strict financial discipline, cutting down the non developmental expenditure and proper exploitation of the natural resources of the province that would enhance the resource base of the province. He was against any tax that might affect the public welfare or bring a long price hike or over burden the poor. He directed against double taxation. It should not be thought of both at federal and provincial level. Pervez Khattak wished the single tax in any given field so that the social sector could focus on raising the living standard of the people.
He was presiding over a high level meeting at Chief Minister House, Peshawar that focus on resource generation, enhancing budgetary provision and creation of additional resources for the new fiscal year. The meeting was attended by Senior Member Board of Revenue, Administrative Secretaries, Finance, Excise and Taxation, Mines and Minerals, Transport etc. the Chief Minister called upon the concerned officials to take up with the federal government the dues and royalties on hydel power, oil and gas and tobacco. Adding that the relevant forum including the NEPRA , CCI and Supreme Court could be moved if the federal government delayed the process of resource transferring to the province on any of the issues including the net hydel power, oil and gas and tobacco.
Pervez Khattak directed to properly publicize the existing vacant posts in the media in order to recruit eligible and deserving candidates in all the productive sectors and public sector institutions. He regretted that despite vacant posts, the government officers did not advertize them on flimsy excuses and un warranted reasons.
Pervez Khattak disagreed with the proposal to tax vehicles in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa which were registered in Islamabad or other provinces adding that taxing those vehicles would be an injustice. On the question of using infrastructure of this province by these vehicles, the Chief Minister tasked the relevant quarters to contact with other provinces and even try to find a reasonable solution on scientific basis. The Chief Minister said that efforts should be made for enhancing the tax base of the province and exploring avenues that could contribute to the provincial resources. He was for the enhanced productivity and development of social sector that will create better breathing space for development. He directed for achieving hundred per cent tax targets in the new fiscal year.

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