Bashundhara chairman, family accorded 'Kar Bahadur' award
Bashundhara Group Chairman Ahmed Akbar Sobhan along with his family members has been accorded “Kar Bahadur” (tax icons ) title for paying large amounts of tax with exemplary compliance for a long time.
Bashundhara Group Family was placed in one of the top places on the list of 16 "tax icon" families from Dhaka.
For the first time in the country's history, the government on Wednesday honoured 84 families, including that of Bashundhara Group, from across the country with the title.
The title was given at a ceremony at the NBR building in the capital's Agargaon.
Finance Minister AMA Muhith and State Minister for Finance and Planning MA Mannan, among others, were present during the ceremony.
Bashundhara Group Incom Tax Adviser Ashraf Hossain Khan received the honour on behalf East West Media Group, the Media wing of Bashundhara Group.
He told the Daily Kalerkantho: "Bashundhara Group is working for the betterment of the country and the people for a long time and the family members are paying their tax regularly."
The EWMG got the award for being one of the top taxpayers in the print and electronic media category.
A total of 141 national-level taxpayers, including 76 individuals, were also recognised for depositing large amounts of tax in their respective sectors in fiscal 2016-17.
Meanwhile, 292 taxpayers were honoured at the district and city corporation levels by the National Board of Revenue.
The government accorded the awards to encourage high-income families to pay tax regularly and properly.