FTO Offers PCA Advisorship at Annual Dinner
KARACHI: Dr Asif Mahmood Jah, Federal Tax Ombudsman (FTO), Government of Pakistan, has asked Pakistan Coating Association (PCA) to nominate a member to become an advisor in member of the advisory committee of FTO to resolve the sales tax return and custom-related complaints/issues of the coating industry on speedy manner. While addressing the annual dinner of PCA as a chief guest in Karachi yesterday, he proposed the name of Siraj Uddin, Chairman of PCA, to take this candidate’s post, says a Press release.
He offered the fullest cooperation for expanding the business of the coating industry at home and abroad.
He urged the PCA to digitalize/e-commerce in the marketing of products to keep pace with the world’s digitalization and become more competitive and resilient.
He said that FTO has resolved 6000 cases out of 7000 filed by local businessmen and will continue with this spirit after working 29 years in this field.
The annual dinner was addressed by Siraj Uddin, Chairman of PCA; Moazzam Rasheed, Founder Chairman of PCA; Rehan Allahwala, IT Expert; Muhammad Saleem Farooqui, president of JPSD; Mouhammad Yousuf, Former Senior Vice Chairman PCA, Col (Retd) Liaqat Ali Qamar Secretary General PCA and Muhammad Badar Haroon Senior Vice Chairman PCA.
In his welcome address, Siraj Uddin, Chairman of PCA, thanked Almighty Allah for making him chairman of the association. He assured members to resolve all the issues of the association with together spirit and would not leave a stone unturned to make the association become a leading trade and industry association.
He has set an export target of US$100 million from the current US$ 19 million level, provided government support, industry willingness/cooperation and adaptation of modernization of international standards in product manufacturing.
He emphasizes that all the Pakistan Coating Industry stakeholders become PCA members to strengthen the association’s hands.
Meanwhile, the other guest speakers made good suggestions and proposals for improving the working Pakistan Coating Industry in Pakistan. They suggested that PCA should set up an institute for training in the paint and chemicals industry to develop a large force skill forces and chemical experts, etc. The suggestions to join the Amazon and Alibaba e-commerce platform for direct sales were greatly welcomed.FTO
Earlier, Col (Retd) Liaqat Ali Qamar, Secretary-General of PCA, informed that the association will organize the Pakistan Paint & Construction Chemicals Expo-2023 in Lahore for local and international traders. He presented a brief introduction about PCA and expressed hope that the industry would achieve export revenue of US$ 300 million in years to come.
Senior Vice Chairman, PCA, Badar Haroon presented vote of thanks. Guests and Members of PCA were also awarded with Souvenirs.