Tax amnesty
The government has announced another tax amnesty for those who indulge in tax evasion. Since these crooks know they will get the benefit of an amnesty every year, they refuse to stop their nefarious activities. But honest taxpayers, who pay up to 35% in income tax, have to suffer every year the harassment meted out by the tax hounds. The Chief Justice of Pakistan should take suo moto notice and order the government to cancel the amnesty scheme, or refund the amount of taxes paid for the past ten years by honest citizens. As for those who thought of this scheme and those who will approve it in the National Assembly and the Senate, “laanat” on them!
Shakir Lakhani,
The Friday Times, March 16, 2018