Gov’t tables Finance (Supplementary) Bill in Senate

Senate’s 317th session to continue for 6 weeks


Islamabad: The government tabled the Finance (Supplementary) Bill, 2021 aimed at bringing tax reforms in the country by removing distortions and withdrawing unjustified tax exemptions given to various sectors, in the Senate on Tuesday.

Minister for Finance and Revenue Shaukat Tareen introduced the draft bill in the House. Senate Chairman Muhammad Sadiq Sanjrani announced that the bill would be sent to the Standing Committee on Finance, Revenue, and Economic Affairs, which would submit its report to the House within three days.

House Business Advisory Committee (HBAC) of the Senate on Tuesday decided that the current 317th session would continue for six weeks.

The committee, which met with Senate Chairman Muhammad Sadiq Sanjrani in the chair, discussed in detail legislative business to be transacted during the ongoing session.

Besides legislative business, the session would take up discussion on the current situation of important national and international issues, said a press release.

The meeting was attended by Senate Deputy Chairman Mirza Muhammad Afridi, Leader of the House Dr Shehzad Waseem, senators Muhammad Tahir Bizenjo, Sardar Muhammad Shafeeq Tareen, Sherry Rehman, Hidayatullah Khan and Mushtaq Ahmad, Sadia Abbasi, Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Ali Muhammad Khan and Secretary Senate Mohammad Qasim Samad Khan.


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