Tax Thieves of Pakistan(TTP) are sitting in Government offices
November 3, 2010 2 Comments
Pakistan in international forums is considered in lowest ranking of underdeveloped countries where corruption, high illiteracy rate, population explosion and terrorism are popular reasons of downfall as a progressive country .But on the other this country is highly popular for richest people as parliamentarians, businessmen, and govt officials.
It is said in rough estimate that our 80% parliamentarian are filthy rich people of this poor Pakistan.Most popular among them are President zardari, PM Gillani, Shairf brothers, Almost 95 %ministers are considered as top rich people of country.This is same scale for previous team of ministers and they also represented the same level of austerity index.They all are all time ready to represent the poorest nation that is all time standing front for begging aid and loans from international donors.
President Pakistani Asif Zardari is the 10th richest head of state today, believed to be possessing a net wealth of $1.8 billion.His income tax returns are filled with few thousands rupees in his officials papers. We all know that as per state law(who made it?) President is neither questioned nor prosecuted on charges like that .So this is beauty of Pakistani culture that Zardari a known corrupt icon has been placed on top most secured official position of Pakistan.
Prime Minister Gilani, Punjab C M Shabaz Sharif, Pakhtunkhawa CM Amir Haider Hoti, A N Py chief Asfandyar Wali Khan, J U I Fazal chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman and Interior Minister Rehman Malik are some of those who did not pay a single penny in income tax in the period between 2004 and 2007. In recent different reports on tax details of some of the country’s elected representatives from the Election Commission following a recent report saying that the assets of parliamentarians have registered a three-fold increase in six years.Legally contesting candidates have to list the details of their tax returns for the last three years in the nomination papers.
PM Gilani’s nomination papers show that while his assets are worth millions of rupees, he did not pay any income tax from 2004 to 2007.The reason provided is that he spent most of the period in jail and thus did not pay income tax. Since becoming the prime minister, though, he has paid Rs82,000 annually, which is deducted from his salary.
Shari f brothers with declared assets in and outside Pakistan worth billions of rupees, did not pay anything to the national treasure during the same period.They also made same excuses that they were in exile during that time. Asfandyar Wali and Fazlur Rehman also did not pay any tax during the period between 2004 and 2007. Sindh CM Qaim Ali Shah, who also has declared assets amounting to billions of rupees, paid Rs8,000 in income tax in the three-year period and Rs10,000 as land revenue for the same period.
Balochistan CM Nawab Aslam Raisani paid Rs16,000 as income tax and Rs0.6 million as land revenue during the period in question.
Leader of the opposition in the National Assembly, Chaudhry Nisar Ali, and former Punjab CM Pervaiz Elahi, who both have assets worth billions of rupees, paid only Rs0.2 million in income tax between 2004 and 2007.Our another legendary hero of NRO Rehman Malik who is popular of his corruption in national and international circles, he did not pay any income tax, paid a measly Rs194 as land revenue in the three years.
So what people of Pakistan can expect from these tax thieves of Pakistan(TTP) who are elected on the positions of making and securing legal system of Pakistan.They keep themselves protected under the umbrella of lawlessness or in legalized corruption and expecting working class of Pakistan to fill the treasures of Pakistan to bear their sumptuous official setup in govt and private living.
This parliament comprising TTP is throughout showing its political stance against Pakistan therik e taliaban(PTT) which are attacking on ideology of Pakistan by distorting the name of Islam within and outside the boundary of Pakistan.But who would bell these PTT which are collapsing Pakistan’s economy by this huge amount of evasion of taxes.
Interestingly they all are Muslims too if some how they voluntarily give 2.5% zakat(an obligatory payment for rich Muslims) from their hidden money, then at least Pakistani govt can easily pay the interest of huge loans, large portion of which are again gone in the pockets of these representatives too in the name of development funds.
So such kind of prominent corruption is one of reason of loss of trust of people on their elected representatives and when with this repute they go to international market for national deals or development loans no body and party trust on their words.IMF and world bank like bloodsuckers use the weakness of such corrupt leadership and give them such loan packages to burden people more with taxes that indirectly affect the productive development of any country. We are facing different variety of financial burdens since this PPP govt has taken charge that is practically proving as serious threat to democracy and leading us toward state of uncontrollable anarchy in coming days.