In line with the vision of Prime Minister of Pakistan for promoting Taxation culture in the country, a special signing ceremony of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Higher Education Department, Government of Punjab and Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) was held on Friday at Higher Education Department, Civil Secretariat, Lahore.
The Ceremony was observed by Punjab Provincial Minister Higher Education, Raja Yasir Hamayun Sarfraz and Member FATE and Spokesperson FBR Syed Nadeem Hussain Rizvi. The Memorandum of Understanding was signed by Provincial Secretary, Higher Education Department, Government of Punjab Nadeem Mahbub and Chief FATE Tehmina Aamer.
MoU is aimed to promote tax culture & tax awareness in all educational institutions under Higher Education Department, Government of Punjab. It shall serve to foster positive taxation culture and awareness among students and teachers through different sets of activities, skills and experiential learning for making them responsible citizens. The training sessions will inculcate among students the significance of paying taxes and how to act the role of identifying tax evasion and reporting to the concerned tax authorities. Federal Board of Revenue will educate and train students and teachers through taxation syllabus, training sessions and seminars. According to the signed MoU, Higher Education Department, Government of Punjab will provide access to FBR for conduct of training and awareness activities in maximum provincial government educational institutions. This MoU will be applicable for three years.
FBR has decided to launch countrywide awareness sessions through seminars and training sessions to promote tax culture which will help to increase the number of taxpayers and revenue for the country.