The insights gained into qualification offers for employees of the local government and the tax administration were considered particularly interesting. In addition, scientific consulting and research offers for the municipal level, as they exist in Germany, received great interest.
The workshop also discussed concrete forms of exchange between local authority associations in Pakistan and Germany which serve to increase the efficiency of this structure. Thus, in May 2017, two officials of the Hamburg Financial Administration accepted an invitation to Islamabad; there they held presentations on VAT at a conference and were available to their counterparts as resource people. This three-day learning seminar on VAT with the Revenue Authorities of all four Pakistani provinces took place at the invitation of the Pakistani partners, embedded in the BMZ-funded GIZ project "Support to Local Governance Programme (LoGo)".
Presentations and discussions led to the common understanding that closer inter-provincial coordination between Pakistan's independent provincial authorities makes sense. As a result of the seminar, all four Pakistani provincial administrations came together for the first time for a joint meeting on 21 May 2017 to settle the long-standing question of allocating revenue from cross-border transport of petroleum products.