Finance Minister Chairs Kickoff Meeting on FBR’s Digitalization

A high-level meeting was held at the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) Headquarters, following the signing of the contract by the global consulting firm, McKinsey & Company, for the Digitalization of the Tax System.

The meeting was attended by officials from the Ministry of Finance, FBR, Karandaaz and the consulting firm. The digitalization of the tax system is a pivotal step towards modernizing tax collection which will enhance transparency and revenue growth.

During the meeting, Federal Minister for Finance Muhammad Aurangzeb, sharing the government’s vision stated, “Digital transformation is a key priority for the government, and this collaboration underscores the government’s commitment to improving tax collection for promoting sustained economic growth. We look forward to seeing the positive impact of this initiative on Pakistan’s economy.”

FBR Chairman Malik Amjed Zubair Tiwana emphasized FBR’s commitment to enhance revenue collection via leveraging technology to modernize its operations. He highlighted “This project is a significant step towards achieving FBR’s goals of transparency and efficiency to better serve the people of Pakistan.”

Karandaaz Pakistan CEO Waqas ul Hasan expressed confidence that this collaboration will help FBR in defining and implementing its digital strategy and highlighted that the experience, the contracted firm brings for this assignment would contribute to realizing the broader vision of the Pakistan Digital Stack initiative. He also thanked the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for providing financial assistance for this project of critical importance.

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  • How low they can showcase their level by hiring external firms to digitalise system admitting the fact of lack of competency within the department. What about those in house IT personnels hired and paid for when they proved themselves a big failure.
    Instead of hiring Tiwana type things better hire professional people with good reputation in the concerned field.

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