KARACHI: Income Tax Bar Association Karachi (ITBAK) and Nutshell Forum will organize South Asian Tax Summit at a local hotel here on April 15 and 16, 2008. Prominent tax professionals from all the SAARC countries will read papers during the different sessions of two day South Asian Tax summit and will carry out in-depth analysis on the merits and demerits of the tax system prevailing in the SAARC countries
Federal Commerce Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi will be the chief guest at the inaugural session of South Asian Tax summit and he will speak on ‘Fiscal and Trade policies of SAARC Region-Vision2020’. The theme of this summit is Regional Cooperation for Economic Development: Vision 2020.
During the two-day South Asian Tax Summit, Jamal Uddin Ahmad (Former Deputy Prime Minister of Bangladesh), Dr. Anura Ekanayake (Deputy Vice Chairman, Ceylon Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Director, Unilever Sri Lanka Limited), Dinesh Kanabar (Executive Director, Tax and Regulatory Services, Pricewaterhouse Coopers, India) Prof. Lakshman Watawala (President, Society of Certified Management Accountants and Former Chairman, Board of Investment, Sri Lanka), Sunil H. Talati (President, Institute of Chartered Accountants of India), Farooq M. Ladha (Head of Tax Services Ernst and Young, Middle East) N. R. Gajendran (Chairman, International Fiscal Association, Sri Lanka and Alternate Chairman, Taxation Committee, ICAS), Sunil Goyal (Former President, Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and South Asian Federation of Accountants) will present paper on vital tax related issues of the region.
The summit is specially designed for the Business Community, Tax Consultants, Lawyers and Advisers Chartered Accountants, Management Accountants, Finance and Tax Personnel of domestic and multinational enterprises and Government Officials and Tax Administration Authorities, especially the policy makers.-SANA