Finance Minister Ishaq Dar has said that the number of net taxpayers has gone up by almost fifty per cent over the last four years.

He was addressing a ceremony in connection with the launch of general tax directory for the fiscal year ended on June 2016.

The Minister said that over one point two million people filed their returns in 2016.

He said tax revenue has enhanced from 1946 billion rupees in 2013 to 3362 billion rupees.

Ishaq Dar said that enhancing revenues are important to meet the country's defense and development expenditures and to achieve the higher growth targets.

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