Coca-Cola Delegation Meets Finance Minister to Discuss Business Expansion and Taxation Issues in Pakistan

Islamabad, June 02, 2023 (PPI-OT): Mr. Ahmet Kursad Ertin, Regional President SA and ME Coca-Cola leading a delegation of representatives from Coca Cola, called on Federal Minister for Finance and Revenue Senator Ishaq Dar, at Finance Division today. Mr. Ahmet Kursad Ertin apprised the Finance Minister of the company profile, the operational nature of its business activities, and the company’s significant economic contribution in the overall GDP of the country. He also shared with the Finance Minister the issues being faced by the company in carrying out business activities effectively, especially the matters related to taxation.

Finance Minister Senator Ishaq Dar appreciated the contribution of the company in economic growth of Pakistan through significant revenue generation. The Finance Minister also mentioned the existing economic situation of the country and informed that the government has been taking prudent economic policy initiatives for ease of doing business and to bring stability and growth in the economy of the country. He further assured the delegation of all kind of support and cooperation from the government needed by the company in order to expand its business and investment in the country.

Mr. Ahmet Kursad Ertin thanked the Finance Minister for taking out time to hear out the issues of the company and for assuring his support and cooperation in order to address the issues being faced by the company. The delegation included Mr. Sinan Cem SAhin, Vice President Coco Cola Icecek (Eurasia), Mr. Enes Satin, Commercial Counsellor Turkish Embassy, Syed Omer, Director Corporate Affairs and sustainability, Ms. Aisha Sarwari, Director PAC and Mr. Faisal Hashmi, head of external Affairs.

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