Tax collection registers hike of 26 per cent: Finance Minister

ISLAMABAD: Finance Minister Abdul Hafeez Sheikh called on Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani at prime minister’s house on Thursday and gave briefing to him about the economy and continuing progress in the key areas such as domestic tax collection which has registered 26 per cent increase during the first half of the current financial year in comparison with the corresponding period of the previous financial year.

The prime minister directed the Advisor on Finance to further consolidate the stabilization of growth of the economy with a view to leading the job creation for the youth.

The prime minister gave guidelines to the Advisor regarding the provision of relief to the people in the next budget.

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