ISLAMABAD – Minister for Finance Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar Sunday lauded the efforts of FBR for a 60 percent rise in tax collection.

He was chairing a meeting to review the revenue collection targets and other matters related to the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR).

FBR Chairman Nisar Mohammad Khan briefed the Finance Minister on the latest revenue collection figures.

The minister appreciated the efforts of FBR in increasing tax collections by 60% over the last three years. He urged the FBR team to redouble their efforts to meet this year’s revenue targets.

He emphasized the importance of enhanced revenue collection in the background of the country’s need for development and for achieving higher rate of inclusive and sustainable growth.

The meeting was attended by Senior Advisor to the Prime Minister on Revenue Haroon Akhtar Khan , senior officials of FBR and the Ministry of Finance.