FAIR TAXATION: With reference to the letter ‘Fair taxation’ (Dec 7), I would like to point out that Zakat is not imposed on income, but on the value of assets. It is actually a kind of wealth tax and does not burden the poor. If the government cannot do away with income tax entirely, it should impose it on those who earn more than a million every month. Simultaneously, it should tax assets worth more than Rs10m.

Shakir Lakhani

December 11, 2021