FBR launches Parliamentarians Tax directory

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FBR launches Parliamentarians tax directory

By Muhammad Luqman
Federal Board of Revenue (FBR), Pakistan’s central tax collection organization, has launched tax directory of parliamentarians, making the contribution of country’s legislators to the national exchequer during the last fiscal year, public.
This is the fourth consecutive year, the FBR has made the tax paid by the parliamentarians public by posting it on its website ‘www.fbr.gov.pk’
According to the directory, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif paid Rs2,524,213 in taxes while Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan paid Rs159,609.
Senate Chairman Raza Rabbani paid Rs492,201 while National Assembly Speaker Ayaz Sadiq paid Rs104,853 in taxes.
National Assembly Opposition leader Khursheed Shah paid Rs124,215 while Senator Aitzaz Ahsan paid Rs13,854,833.
Awami Muslim League (AML) chief Sheikh Rashid Ahmed paid Rs505,966 while Jamaat-e-Islami chief Siraj-ul-Haq paid Rs34,941 in taxes.
Finance Minister Ishaq Dar paid Rs4,617,328, Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Rs1,192,618, Defence Minister Khawaja Asif* Rs831,986 and Railways Minister Khawaja Saad Rafique paid Rs3,983,491 in taxes.
Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif paid Rs9,531,060, Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah Rs743,471, Khyber Pakhthunkhwa Chief Minister Pervaiz Khattak Rs831,869 and Balochistan Chief Minister Sardar Sanaullah Zehri paid 1,411,000 in taxes.

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