ISLAMABAD: Advisor to Prime Minister on Finance Miftah Ismail on Thursday stated that non-tax payers will not be allowed to purchase land in the country after July this year, reported Radio Pakistan.
While talking to a private news channel, he stated that the working middle class will be facilitated with the Economic Reforms Package which will even help widen the tax net in the country.
“The tax amnesty scheme has been announced to bring more people in tax ambit especially the upper class of the country which was evading taxes,” Ismail said as he shed light on the amnesty scheme.
On Wednesday, the opposition’s censure of the government’s move to issue three ordinances offering tax amnesty was so severe that it adjourned the proceedings of the lower house of parliament on to stem further criticism.
The legislation was introduced as presidential ordinances on April 8. Terming the move illogical, Pakistan Peoples Party lawmaker Naveed Qamar questioned the need for passing the ordinances just 15 days before the announcement of the budget.
Consequences of the amnesty scheme would be faced by the caretaker and the next elected government, he insisted. He said that such an amnesty was conceptually wrong and amounted to strangulating the next elected government.