ISLAMABAD - Special Assistant to prime minister on Revenue/Federal Minister Haroon Akhtar Khan on Tuesday assured the real estate sector that the government would sincerely consider and welcome any budget proposals which promote businesses and bring in more revenue.

Talking to a delegation of Federation of Realtors of Pakistan (Real Estate) at FBR House, he said "The government is not there to merely tax the people and their businesses, but to offer them a level-playing field which can help boost and sustain healthy growth of their businesses."

Muhammad Rafique, president of the Realtors Federation, presented a set of proposals and recommendations to the minister. Haroon assured the delegation that the government understood the issues and concerns of the real estate sector and the recent revision of FBR valuation rates for few localities in six cities of the country in response to a number of representations made to the government in recent months, was a proof of the government's intention and sincerity to resolve the issues hindering growth.

He said the government was also actively considering ways and means to attract the overseas Pakistanis to bring their hard-earned money and assets back to Pakistan.

The minister was briefed about issues which were impeding growth of the sector.