According to tax directory of the parliamentarians issued by the Federal Board of Revenue, for the tax year 2017 on its official website, PTI leader Jahangir Khan Tareen is among the top taxpayers. He paid Rs 97.3 million in tax.
According to the tax details, Prime Minister Imran Khan paid income tax worth Rs103,763 as a member of the parliament in 2017 while former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif paid Rs263,173. Some of the other ‘toppers’ are Senator Talha Mehmood who paid Rs43.1 million in taxes, Senator Rozi Khan Kakar who paid Rs40.5 million, Senator Taj Afridi with a payment of Rs29.3 million and Senator Farog Nasim who paid Rs27.8 million. President Arif Alvi paid Rs377,511 in taxes as a lawmaker in 2017.
PML-N’s Shehbaz Sharif paid Rs10.2 million. His son, Hamza Shahbaz, filed income tax returns worth Rs8.2 million while Khawaja Saad Rafique filed Rs5.2 million in tax returns.
Eight lawmakers, including Muzaffar Tappi, didn’t pay any tax. These members filed the tax returns but mentioned zero in the paid tax. These so-called ‘poor’ MNAs include Najab Abbas Sial, Rana Qasim Noon, Basit Sultan Bukhari and Begam Tahira Bukhari.
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21 July, 2019