Prime Minister Imran Khan’s adviser on finance, Dr. Abdul Hafeez Shaikh on Sunday (June 30) said that the deadline to disclose undeclared assets has been extended till July 3. Dr. Shaikh accompanied with Minister of State for Revenue, Hammad Azhar, Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) Chairperson Shabbar Zaidi, and Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Information, Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan, made the announcement of extension in Amnesty scheme.
Dr. Hafeez has argued that extension in amnesty scheme has been made in view of heavy rush as a large number of people are trying to take benefit of the scheme at the last minute expiring today (June 30) . He urged the people to take benefit of the scheme by documenting their benami assets till expiry of banking hours on Wednesday (July 3). He said that a Benami Commission has been formed, which will go after the benami assets after Wednesday.
Earlier Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday (June 27) while urging the nation to play its role in taking the country out of debt trap had hinted at extending the deadline of the Asset Declaration Scheme. Imran Khan said a program will be brought in next 48 hours to facilitate the people who avail the scheme by the deadline.
The federal government had introduced the Asset Declaration Scheme 2019 in May, the deadline of which was supposed to come to an end today (June 30).
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