ISLAMABAD – Adviser to the Prime Minister on Finance and Revenue Shaukat Tarin stressed upon the pharmaceutical industry to enhance its exports base. He made these remarks in a meeting with delegation of Pakistan Pharmaceuticals Association headed by its chairman Qazi M. Manzoor at Finance Division. Adviser to the Prime Minister on Commerce and Investment Abdul Razak Dawood, governor SBP, chairman FBR and senior officers of Finance Division attended the meeting. Chairman PPMA highlighted the problems being faced by the pharmaceutical manufacturers especially issues related to refund of sales tax and sought support of the government to resolve their issues. In his remarks, Adviser to the Prime Minister on Finance and Revenue Shaukat Tarin lauded the contribution of pharmaceutical manufacturers for the betterment of the economy of Pakistan and assured them that government is fully committed to address the issues of pharmaceutical industry and providing maximum support to them. The adviser also directed chairman FBR to take all possible steps for the settlement of the issues of pharmaceutical industry related to Sales Tax. The PPMA delegation thanked the adviser for making efforts in addressing the issues of the industry.
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