Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) employees postponed their strike after Finance Minister Miftah Ismail assured them they would resolve their grievances at a meeting.
Sources said that representatives of the RBF action committee including Deputy Commissioner of Tax Ali Saleh Hayat of Rawalpindi, Naeem Shah of Islamabad, IRO Nasir Abbasi of Multan, Tahir Khakwani of Peshawar, Ali Jan RTO of Bahawalpur and IRO Syed Tansir Tirmizi held talks with the Ministry of Finance. Minister.
The Minister of Finance, addressing the delegates, said he was working on recommendations to make the salaries of FBR employees equal to those of other federal agencies so that exploitations against Federal Board of Revenue employees can be rectified.
A representative of the Action Committee in the delegation said that the Minister of Finance was careful to meet the demands of FBR employees.
He said former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, federal minister Tariq Bashir Cheema, Punjab governor Balighur Rehman and political and social figure Rana Tariq played key roles in the success of the talks with the finance minister.
Employees of the Federal Board of Revenue expressed their satisfaction and said that the Federal Board of Revenue is a responsible and dedicated professional organization that has not only worked during the Covid pandemic, but has also achieved the goal of collecting taxes at during the current fiscal year.
It has not only achieved the tax collection targets but also collected more tax than the set targets and deposited the revenue in the Treasury and is currently trying to collect an additional tax of Rs 271 billion as per the ordinances of the government.
Published in L’Express Tribune, June 26e2022.