Meeting at FBR discusses issues of textile industry

KARACHI: A high level meeting of the representatives of textile industry was held in FBR (HQs) to discuss issues relating to viability of textile sector and issues of textile industry pertaining to FBR.

The meeting was chaired by Mr. Haroon Akhtar Khan, Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Revenue. Secretary Textile, Mr. Amir Muhammad Khan Marwat, Senior officials from Ministry of Commerce, Members of FBR and other senior officers of FBR also attended the meeting.

The representatives of the industry explained viability issues of the industry due to high inputs and tough international competition. They also raised certain issues relating to FBR which were discussed at length. Many of the issues were settled during the meeting on which the textile industry representatives expressed their satisfaction. Mr. Haroon Akhtar Khan, Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Revenue, assured the industry that FBR will facilitate the industry and try its best to resolve the issues (which could not be settled during the meeting), as early as possible.

The meeting lasted for more than three hours and was held in a very friendly and amicable atmosphere. The textile industry representatives thanked the FBR team in general and Mr. Haroon Akhtar Khan, Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Revenue, in particular to take keen interest and give a patient hearing.

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