The meeting, which was held at Salam Khan Palace by the Ministry of Finance, was attended by Deputy Prime Ministers, Ministers, Deputy Ministers and senior representatives of the private sector.
Acting Minister of Finance, Mulla Hedayatullah Badri, in his opening remarks, considered this measure in accordance with the directives of the supreme leader of Islamic Emirate in order to strengthen the country’s economy, encourage the private sector and create facilities for businessmen and industries.
Afterwards, Mulla Abdul Ghani Baradar, Deputy Prime Minister of Economic Affairs of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, shed light on the importance of taxes in the formation of the national budget. He tasked the Ministry of Finance to create a mechanism to resolve the existing problems.
Also, the Deputy Prime Minister of Administration Affairs, Maulawi Abdul Salam Hanafi, assured transparency in the collection of taxes and revenue and added that the Islamic Emirate waives previous financial penalties in an unprecedented move to strengthen trade and industry throughout the country. He also asked businessmen and industries to contribute to the economic growth of the country.
In addition, Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs Amir Khan Muttaqi said that creating facilities for businessmen and industries is one of the priorities of the Islamic Emirate and added that security has been ensured in the entire country and all ports have been opened for businessmen.
Later, the head of the Chamber of Commerce and Investment, Mohammad Yunus Mohmand, praised the initiative of the Ministry of Finance and proposed the formation of a joint commission to strengthen the next steps.
The head of the Chamber of Industries, Sherbaz Kaminzadah, praised this move and added that this step is necessary for more support of the private sector and said that transparency has now been ensured and the country’s industry is moving towards self-sufficiency.
At the end of the meeting, Sheikh Noorul Haq Anwar, the DG of the Administrative Office of the Prime Minister, said, that the exemption of financial penalties is an attempt to strengthen the relationship between the government and the private sector and added that the Islamic Emirate is looking for creating facilities to the people, traders and industrialists.