As expected, property sector players and other crooks have succeeded in compelling the government to table before the National Assembly another tax amnesty bill (the fourth in the past three years) to whiten their black money. 

It seems that those who pay taxes are morons who must be regretting why they pay taxes at all, while those who have looted the country are always rewarded.

It should be noted that in the recent tax amnesty in India, black money holders paid 45 pc of evaded amounts to whiten their black money. The Supreme Court should immediately take suo moto action and order the government to either whiten black money at the rate of 45 pc or refund all the tax money paid over the past many years by honest tax payers (including judges).

Shakir Lakhani
Printed in DAWN, November 6, 2016