Chief of the country’s revenue authorities has begged the political parties to help his department and the business community work free from any pressure and anarchism.
“Please ensure a business- and tax-friendly environment, and we’ll give you (government) Tk 1,50,000 crore revenues instead of Tk 136,000 crore targets set in the proposed budget,” National Board of Revenue (NBR) chairman Ghulam Hussain told a post-budget discussion at the Officers’ Club in the capital.
According to the NBR head, the proposed budget, especially the revenue target, is quite achievable if businesses get a congenial environment.
The Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry organised the discussion attended by Finance Minister AMA Muhith as the chief guest.
Muhith also expressed concern over the political instability.
Political stability is a basic need for implementation of the budget, the minister said.
He is however happy to see the country’s politics is getting calm in recent days.
“Anarchism seems to be over,” he said.
The opposition parties also look flexible regarding hartals, said the minister.