Imran Khan presented himself for accountability as govt failed to collect tax

Imran Khan

ISLAMABAD – The chief of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan presented himself for probe regarding his tax returns while criticizing the government for its flawed tax collection policies.

Khan was speaking outside the National Assembly on Tuesday when he lashed at the parliamentarians for not paying their income taxes.

Earlier, the National Assembly adopted a motion authorizing the Speaker to constitute a ten-member committee belonging to major political parties to investigate the allegation of non-payment of taxes by number of Parliamentarians and present report within 90 days.

“Tax collection cannot be improved unless the politicians themselves set the examples. Let this task start from me, there should be an investigation into my tax returns and anything may be seized if found against the submitted details,” Khan was speaking to media persons outside the Parliament House.

The PTI chief said the government has not chalked out an effective plan for tax collection, instead, getting loan from the IMF.

Its worth mentioning here that Federal Finance Minister Ishaq Dar is currently in US for meetings with the officials of World Bank and International Monitory Fund (IMF) to secure more loans for the country. Moreover, according to the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP), the target of tax collection set by Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) could not be achieved in the fiscal year 2013-14.

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