SCA delegation calls on finance minister Hammad Azhar

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Islamabad April 09 (Online): A delegation of senior members of Stone Crushing Associations called on the Federal Minister for Finance, Revenue, Industries and Production Muhammad Hammad Azhar at the Finance Division on Friday.
The delegation was led by the Minister for Labour and Human Resource, Punjab Ansar Majeed Khan.
Additional Secretary, M/o Industries and Production, Member (Operations) FBR and other senior officers participated in the meeting.
The senior members of the Stone Crushing Association briefed the Finance Minister about the operations of the Store Crushing Industry which is an important pillar of the Construction industry as a whole.
The delegation also apprised the Finance Minister about matters related to taxation, especially sales tax and requested to streamline the whole process by removing anomalies to facilitate stone crushing industry across the board.
While welcoming the delegation, the Finance Minister stated that stone crushing is of fundamental importance as it provides building blocks for the construction Industry. He lauded the valuable contribution of the industry and assured full cooperation and facilitation on the occasion.
The Finance Minister directed FBR to hold consultative sessions with the representatives of the Stone Crushing Associations and work out modalities for smooth enforcement of taxation benchmarks (with sub-categories) after evolving consensus among key stakeholders.
The Finance Minister reiterated the firm commitment of the government in promoting Construction Industry which has triggered an impressive growth underpinning V-shape recovery amid COVID-19 pandemic.
He outlined various stimulus measures taken by the Government to support the overall Construction Industry that led to a strong rebound in economic activity during the crisis, he added.
The Members of the Stone Crushing Associations complimented the Finance Minister on assuming additional responsibilities and thanked him for his continuous support and facilitation.
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