PM makes a habit of breaking ‘good news’ on revenue collection
Prime Minister Imran Khan has once again disclosed the ‘good news’ first regarding the tax collection in the country, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
On July 2 this year, Imran Khan had commended the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) for collecting "historic level of tax revenues". "I commend efforts of FBR in achieving the historic level of tax revenues of Rs4,732 billion in 2020-21 - exceeding the target of Rs4,691 billion & 18% higher than last year," tweeted the prime minister then.
The premier had said that the performance of the FBR is a testimony to the economic revival brought about by his government's policies.
I commend efforts of FBR in achieving historic level of tax revenues of Rs.4732 bn in 2020-21 - exceeding target of Rs 4691 bn &18% higher than last year. This performance is testimony to the strong economic revival spurred by our government's policies.— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) July 2, 2021
Again in a tweet on July 31 which the media had covered on August 1, Prime Minister Imran Khan had commended the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) for achieving the record Rs410 billion revenue collection in July 2021. Imran Khan said, “As of now, the collection is Rs410 billion, which is highest-ever in the month of July - and around 22 percent above the required target for the month.”
I commend efforts of FBR in achieving record revenue collection in July. As of now collection is Rs.410 bn which is highest ever in month of July - & around 22% above required target for the month. This is a reflection of govt's policies for sustained economic growth & revival.— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) July 31, 2021
Imran Khan said the FBR has collected Rs850 billion during July and August 2021, exceeding its own target figure by 23 percent and reflecting a growth of 51 percent in revenue over the same period last year.
The prime minister maintained “At the present rate, annual collection target of Rs5,829 billion will be comfortably achieved.”
Good news on tax collection. FBR collected Rs.850 bn during July & August 2021, exceeding its own target figure by 23% & reflecting growth of 51% in revenue over same period last yr. At present rate, annual collection target of Rs.5,829 bn will be comfortably achieved InshaAllah.— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) September 1, 2021