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Daring Dar

The finance minister recently told FBR officials to do everything to meet revenue target collection for the current financial year. I have a suggestion that will immediately triple tax revenue: all the honourable finance minister has to do is eliminate smuggling. 

But this will mean, of course, that a few prominent parliamentarians and other worthy citizens will be inconvenienced owing to the loss of income from this lucrative and highly illegal activity. So does he have the guts to take them head on? Or will he remain quiet while local industries in each province collapse and millions of poor Pakistanis are rendered jobless?

Shakir Lakhani
Karachi
Printed in The News, April 19, 2014

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