FTO Asif Jah inaugurates RCCI’s Export Dialogue Pakistan and 16th APCPC

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FTO Asif Jah inaugurates RCCI’s Export Dialogue Pakistan and 16th APCPC

ISLAMABAD, MAY 19 /DNA/ – Dr. Asif Jah, Federal Tax Ombudsman was the chief guest at the Inauguration Ceremony of Export Dialogue Pakistan and 16th All Pakistan Chambers Presidents’ Conference organized by the Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RCCI) at Serena Hotel, Islamabad.

RCCI President Saqib Rafiq, Group Leader Sohail Altaf, Senior Vice President Muhammad Hamza Sarosh, Vice President Faisal Shahzad, Presidents of FCCI and KCCI, former Presidents of RCCI and representatives and speakers from the export sector, among others, were present on the occasion.

FTO, Dr. Asif Jah, in his address, said that it was a great honor to be part of this important initiative from the Rawalpindi Chamber. No doubt, exports are the backbone of the economy. The FTO office has been facilitating the manufacturers and exporters. FTO entertained more than nine thousand complainants during the last one year besides getting a refund of Rs 17.74 billion to aggrieved tax payers. Also, the FTO office under its outreach program has been in coordination and close liaison with chambers across Pakistan. Even 20years old duty drawbacks and rebates issues were resolved through the FTO office.

He appreciated Chief Business Advisor Sohail Altaf, for his promising and effective role in bridging the gap between taxpayers and tax authorities in resolving key issues.

Earlier, Saqib Rafiq, President RCCI, in his opening remarks said that Export Dialogue Pakistan is an initiative aimed at getting recommendations on export enhancement, which ultimately helps in strengthening the national economy. “By prioritizing exports, Pakistan can generate much-needed foreign exchange, alleviate pressure on reserves, and stimulate sustainable economic growth, he added.