Politics

Imran suggests to tax the powerful

PG
Sunday, 03-June-2012

 

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan has suggested that the powerful should have to be taxed if the country has to progress, media reported.
The PTI chief was addressing a press conference flanked by party's Policy and Planning Cell head, Jahangir Khan Tareen and Asad Umer.
Khan said that corruption was at an all time high in Pakistan and that the National Accountability Bureau should be made into a sovereign institution if there was any hope of eliminating this menace for the country.
Giving his advice to the national finance managers to how to bridge the tax to GDP ratio, Imran said the powerful needed to be brought into the tax net. 'Pakistan has defaulted and the rulers are enjoying at the cost of poor.'
Imran said the rulers are themselves not paying the tax adding that the big leaders have not declared their true assets.
Terming the politics of PML-N 'all drama' he said there are four CM Houses in the Punjab, being run on taxpayers' money while the masses are suffering.
Calling for the audit of the defense budget he said accounts of Pakistan Army be audited along with all the discretionary funds of the president, prime minister and chief ministers.



    

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