Asad Umar
HEADLINE PAKISTAN

Govt collected data of around 700,000 potential tax payers: Asad Umar

ISLAMABAD – Finance Minister Asad Umar says the government has collected data of some seven hundred thousand persons who should pay taxes.

Talking to a private news channel, he said agreements with foreign countries have been made to identify the people who keep their money outside the country or hide it to avoid tax.

The Finance Minister said some one hundred fifty two thousand people’s data has been retrieved and soon the government would have more information about the hidden money abroad.

Commenting on rising dollar against rupee, he held the previous government responsible for it.

Asad Umar said the PTI government has provided conducive environment for investors and hoped that overseas Pakistanis would also invest here in coming days.

He said Pakistan would rise economically after two years.