KARACHI: According to a news item, Princess Diana’s son, Prince William, has received a notice to pay four million pounds on the ten million pounds he has inherited from his mother’s estate. Just imagine the reactions of our politicians to such a news item.
‘Why can’t he force the tax authorities to withdraw the tax notice? Why can’t he get the files misplaced or make them disappear? What kind of country is the UK where even the most powerful people have to pay taxes? What is the use of being a prince if you have to pay taxes?” It almost makes one wish that the British had never left the subcontinent.
Shakir Lakhani
Published In The Express Tribune, June 26th, 2012.