Hidden in plain sight

June 05, 2024

Eidul Azha is still about two weeks away and already the retailers of Karachi appear to have purchased cows and goats for astronomical amounts. I have seen white cows that each cost close to a million rupees and white goats bought for more than a quarter million each.

Mind you, the buyers often do not pay any income tax. In the charged atmosphere of today, perhaps only a remarkably naive person would suggest that the FBR ask the buyers whether the money they used to pay for the cattle is ‘white’.

Shakir Lakhani