FBR to negotiate double taxation agreement with Afghanistan RD



Raza Kazmi

ISLAMABAD: A four-member delegation from Afghanistan Revenue Department (ARD) is on an important visit to Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) for the second round of negotiations on Double Taxation Agreement (DTA) between the two countries.
These three-day high value negotiations will be held from today (Tuesday) at FBR headquarters, here.
The Afghan delegation is headed by Esmatullah Salimi, Revenue Audit Director, ARD and include Abdul Wali Noori, Technical Deputy Director-General, ARD, Nida Mohammad Seddiqi, Legal Services Director, ARD and Najeebullah Ahmadzai, Advisor to Ministry of Finance.
It is pertinent to mention that the first round of negotiations on DTA between Pakistan and Afghanistan was held successfully in March, 2016. It is hoped that the second round of negotiations on DTA between Pakistan and Afghanistan will also be conducted in a shared spirit of friendship and mutual understanding.
The proposed DTA between the two neighboring countries will further foster not only the already existing economic and trade ties but will also contribute significantly to the revenue generations for both the countries.
The Pakistan delegation is led by Qaiser Iqbal, Director General (International Taxes), FBR and include Barrister Nowsherwan Khan, Chief (International Taxes) and Hira Nazir, Secretary (Tax Treaties & Conventions).


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