My Dear fellow members,
It gives me immense pleasure to send this Message of Greetings on the eve of launching of official Website of Pakistan Tax Bar Association (PTBA). This website has been designed and developed for sharing knowledge with the members and to provide them E-Portal to enable small member Bars to have their own website.
It is a great pleasure and honour to be elected President of Pakistan Tax Bar Association, the Apex body of tax professionals unopposed, to serve for the term 2009-2011. My team members and I bow our heads in humility before Almighty Allah for electing us and providing us a wonderful opportunity to serve more than 5000 worthy members of 30 affiliated bars in particular and citizens of Pakistan in general.
On March 21, 2009, we have made a pledge to toil and strive to carry on the mission of professional excellence started by the founders of this esteemed Organization. It is our dream to promote tax profession and assist tax professionals in enhancing their abilities, so as to be of service to the citizens by ensuring availability of due process of law, levy of fair tax and dispensation of justice. It is our vision to be the effective voice of tax professionals and taxpayers.
In order to achieve the above mission and vision, we have set goals to provide latest tax knowledge and ensure competence, ethical conduct, professionalism and strong networking amongst members bars, to provide benefits, programs and services which promote members’ professional growth and quality of life, to formulate and suggest measures for promotion of tax culture and overall betterment of the economy, to protect and safeguard the interest of Tax Professionals and to Affiliate PTBA with the Regional and International Tax Bar Associations.
We shall also make all out efforts to foster, communicate and establish close liaison with the Federal Board of Revenue, Local & International Bar Associations, Appellate Authorities, Accounting Bodies, Regulatory Authorities, Mercantile Associations, Print and Electronic Media and Educational Institutions. We will do our best to defuse day to day’s problems being faced by the worthy members in conducting their client’s cases and removal of anomalies by arranging meetings with the relevant officers from time to time.
We shall endeavor to make effective communication with the Member Bars and to keep them abreast with the changes in the tax laws, judicial pronouncements and latest changes in the corporate laws. In this regard we wish to publish Enewsletter, Taxlaws Journal and latest laws with amendments thereof.
It is also our earnest desire to develop a training academy under the name of Pakistan Institute of Taxation and get it affiliated with HEC or with any recognized University for Master, diploma and certificate courses in Tax Laws and allied subjects.
Dear members to achieve the above goals, we solicit your participation, guidance and support, as I firmly believe that together we can do anything. There is no task too great to achieve. We can knock out any obstacle that comes in our way to make this country a better place for our children. Let us love each other, share knowledge and together become a guiding instrument for creating a tax culture in Pakistan and architects of stronger and prosperous Pakistan. Our founder of nation Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah has said and I quote that