Adviser to the Prime Minister on Finance Dr Abdul Hafeez Shaikh during a post-budget press conference on Sunday said that the government had decided to extend the deadline for its Asset Declaration Scheme to July 3.
“There’s been a lot of interest in the Asset Declaration Scheme,” he said, adding that the deadline had been extended to banking office hours on 3rd July 2019
“We are giving people a final opportunity to take advantage of the scheme in case some people are still in the process or are facing difficulties wrapping it up,” he said.
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However, on June 28, Khan had hinted at extending the deadline, indicating that a new programme may be introduced in the next 48 hours, a development that at that time sources, too, had confirmed.
Sources had said the FBR was likely to do so as it struggles to get the desired results and that more people could benefit from it.
Speaking with state broadcaster Pakistan Television (PTV) about the Assets Declaration Scheme, Khan had said people believed their tax payments would be wasted, which is why his government was making efforts to help the public realise their money would only be spent on them.
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