ISLAMABAD: Newly elected Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has said tax is not an options but a national and legal responsibility therefore everybody, who has taxable income, must pay the tax.
Tax evasion will not be tolerated and the government will make every person accountable, especially those who are living a luxury life.
He stated this while delivering his maiden speech in the Parliament House after being elected as Prime Minister of Pakistan.
He has announced that accountability process on nonpayment of tax will be started from the Muslim League. “We do not have tax culture which is very regrettable and this attitude will weaken Pakistan”, he maintained. If we want to see Pakistan secure, stronger and developed country then every citizen should pay his share in taxes, he stressed.
If we love Pakistan then we will have to promote the ‘tax culture’ because this is the only way Pakistan can get redemption from debt, he added. He said there are thousands of peoples who have assets of millions and billions of rupees but they don’t pay even one penny as tax but now the government will get taxes from them. He warned that tax evaders will have to pay their due share or face the music.