Only tax payers should be given the status of Very Important Person- VIP: Khalid Maqbool

Karachi (HRNW)- Federal Minister for Information Technology, Dr. Khalid Maqbool Siddiqi on Saturday said that only tax payers should be given the status of Very Important Person- VIP because this is principle of every civilized society.
He said this while talking to media after visiting the 2nd International Consumer Products Fair Expo 2019, at the Expo Center Karachi.
The Federal Minister said that all sections of society in Karachi include the business, industrialists, traders and shopkeepers, the way they have paid the taxes with full responsibility, they should be given the status of VIP.
Dr. Khalid Maqbool said that the loyalty of those is doubtful who doubt on the loyalty of the tax payers as the tax payers run the country with their taxes.
He said that all of us should pray for the city which have the population of about 30 million and it contributing around 65 to 75 in the total revenue of the country. All figures have been proving in the year 2019 that the people of Karachi are living with full responsibility.
The Federal IT Minister said that the present government is making all out efforts to give its due right to the port city “Karachi”.
He expressed hope that the 2nd International Consumer Products Fair Expo 2019, will attract more businessmen and investors to Karachi and investment and foreign businessmen to Karachi means the investment coming into Pakistan.
He congratulated the President of Ecommerce Gateway, Dr. Khursheed Nizam on successfully holding the 2nd International Consumer Products Fair Expo 2019, and added that the success of such events means payment of more taxes and more contribution in the economic development of the country.
Through such event, the soft and positive image of the Pakistan can be conveyed to the World, the Federal Minister said.
To a question, he expressed hope that the next year 2020, Karachi will experience more good and better times and hopefully the city will get it rights.
He was of the view that the devolution of power under the 18th Constitutional Amendment is not devolution of power, instead, it is accumulation of power.
To a question about the introduction of new Local Government System in Sindh on the patron of Punjab, Dr. Khalid Maqbool said that we have already submitted an amendment in the National Assembly in this regard, thus, we have played our part, now it depends on the Parliament. We prefer a uniform local government system throughout the country and the Federation should have authority, not the provinces, to choose the type of local government system for the entire country, he added.
He said that the development works have only been executed in the metropolis, in the time when the power and authority was with the Muttahida Qaumi Movement Pakistan (MQM-P).
Earlier, the Federal Minister visited different stalls displayed in the 2nd International Consumer Products Fair Expo 2019.
The three-day event which is scheduled to be held from November 22 to 24, incorporates the sectors of fashion jewelry, beauty & fitness, shoes & bags, household, toys & baby products, food, stationery & education, office supplies & furniture, said Vice President – Project.
As many as 550 local and foreign exhibitionists of 18 countries inlcude Pakistan, China, Korea, Bangladesh, Iran, Italy, Malaysia, Indonesia, United States, Thailand, Germany, France, Dubai, Japan, Turkey, Sri Lanka, and Burma
have displayed their brands and services .
The event is expected to be attended more than 75,000 visitors where all the major players will get an opportunity to display and market their products and services.
The event has been appeared as a platform to the international investors, manufacturers, traders and foreign entrepreneurs to interact with customers belonging to various segments of consumer industry.
The enthusiastic participation of local and foreign companies in the Consumers’ Product Expo has further strengthened the trade-volume and brand-image of Pakistan.

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