Dhaka, July 28 -- The government had set a target to collect Tk 3.255 trillion in the last fiscal year, but revised it down to Tk 3.005 trillion in March this year after the outbreak had begun shattering economies.

The revenue collection in the last fiscal year was finally a little over Tk 2.184 trillion, according to the National Board of Revenue.

Asked how the government set a revenue target of Tk 3.3 trillion for this fiscal year while the pandemic is still ongoing, NBR Chairman Abu Hena Md Rahmatul Muneem told bdnews24.com: "Ask your own conscience. You'll get the answer."

He declined to comment further.

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