Taxing agriculture

I suggest the government ban any talk of imposing income tax on agricultural income. Anyone who dares propose taxing agricultural income should be treated like a blasphemer. We should sympathize with our feudal lords who sit in the assemblies and do not own any cars.

If their income is taxed, the poor chaps will have to beg on the streets to survive. Rather than taxing their incomes, they should be given free vehicles, houses, clothes, food, electricity, gas and all other necessities.

Shakir Lakhani
Published in The News, April 30, 2011