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Sindh chief minister directs SRB to achieve Rs 78 billion target

Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has directed Sindh Revenue Board (SRB) to adopt necessary measures to bring in the services of insurances in sales tax net. This he said while presiding over a meeting with Chairman SRB Khalid Mahmood at the CM House, here on Tuesday. Secretary Finance Secretary Hassan Naqvi was also present.

Shah discussed various issues relating to Sindh Revenue Board and Sindh Sales Tax on Services, including the issues of sales tax on the services of life insurance, health insurance, restaurants, etc. Appreciating the performance of Sindh Revenue Board, the chief minister emphasised the need of making relentless efforts to achieve the assigned target of Rs 78 billion for the current financial year. On this, Chairman SRB Khalid Mahmood said that the SRB had surpassed its six months target by 21 percent.

The Chief Minister made decisions on various administrative and technical issues concerning SRB with a view to making it more efficient and effective in the task of collection of sales tax on services. He directed Chairman SRB to maximise the collection of tax and facilitate the taxpayers by simplifying the procedures, simultaneously. He directed Chairman SRB to make efforts to construct SRB office at a suitable location. "You must have a separate office in your own building," he urged.