Experience of working with Provincial Tax Adminstration, April 8, 2015, PBC Chairman’s Speech to SRB on April 8, 2015

Honorable Chief Minister, Distinguished guests, ladies and Gentlemen, As-Salam-Alakum;

As Chairman of The Pakistan Business Council (PBC) I am very pleased to have been invited to this event and to be given the opportunity to share with the audience, the corporate sector’s perspective of the “Experience of Working with the Provincial Tax Administration” – in this case the Sindh Revenue Board or the SRB. However, before I talk about our experiences of working with the SRB I would like to introduce briefly introduce the PBC to the members of the audience.

The Pakistan Business Council (PBC) is a business policy advocacy platform, established in 2005 by 14 of Pakistan’s (now47) largest private-sector businesses / conglomerates, including multinationals. It is a professionally run organization headed by a full-time chief executive officer. The PBC is a not-for-profit entity, registered under Section 42 of the Companies Ordinance, 1984. Though it is not required under the law to do so, the PBC follows to the extent possible, the Code of Corporate Governance as applicable to listed companies. PBC interacts with the Government of Pakistan and other domestic as well as international stakeholders at the highest level, to help develop policies that will accelerate economic growth and improve the country’s competitiveness.