ISLAMABAD: If revenue tax returns are the gauge of assessing the wealth, revenue and expenditure of public figures, then Senator Taj Muhammad Afridi is the richest parliamentarian within the nation and MNA Chaudhry Muhammad Ashraf the poorest.
The tax listing of the parliamentarians launched by Finance Minister Ishaq Dar on Friday provides some perception into their wealth, based mostly on the tax paid by the wealthy and the not-so-wealthy members of the Nationwide Meeting and the Senate, however the way of life and day by day expenditures of lots of them are in stark distinction to what the revenue tax declarations point out.
Few parliamentarians are among the many highest tax-paying residents, in line with the listing of 1,074,000 taxpayers for the tax yr 2015.
The third ‘Tax Listing’ and ‘Parliamentarians’ Tax Listing’ issued by the Federal Board of Income (FBR) on Friday exhibits that, save a couple of worthy exceptions, the sums paid as revenue tax by a lot of the elected representatives are laughably low and don’t match their princely way of life.
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The nation’s industrialist Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif paid Rs2.195m, his brother and Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif Rs7.609m and the latter’s son Hamza Rs6.33m. The prime minister’s son-in-regulation retired Capt Muhammad Safdar paid solely Rs49,902 revenue tax.
Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf chairman Imran Khan, who lives in a palatial farmhouse, paid Rs76,244 tax through the yr, whereas Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam chief Fazlur Rehman additionally paid a paltry Rs49,902.
The listing has been compiled on the idea of returns filed by the parliamentarians with the FBR.
Mr Dar stated some legislators had not filed their tax returns for the yr.
“I request all parliamentarians and others to file their tax returns,” he stated, including that the listing can be up to date following the submitting of their returns.
Pakistan, he stated, was one of many 4 nations issuing the parliamentarians’ tax particulars.
Of the 303 members of the Nationwide Meeting on the tax roll, solely MNA Syed Basit Ahmad Sultan Bukhari didn’t file the returns.
The bottom revenue tax paid was Rs1,854 by MNA Chaudhry Muhammad Ashraf and the very best Rs37.607 million by Jehangir Khan Tareen.
In line with the listing, senators paid extra revenue tax than the MNAs.
Out of the ninety senators on the listing, eighty three filed their tax returns, whereas seven didn’t achieve this. The non-filers embrace 5 ladies.
Senator Taj Muhammad Afridi from the tribal areas paid the very best revenue tax of Rs41.712m, whereas Mushahidullah Khan of the ruling PML-N paid the bottom, Rs3,611.
Senator Aitzaz Ahsan paid Rs24.931m, Mir Kabir Ahmad Rs16.024m, Talha Mehmood Rs14.02m, Farooq Ahmed Naek Rs13.527m, Rozi Khan Kakar Rs12.088m, Dr Muhammad Farogh Naseem Rs11.652m, Sajjad Husain Rs5.312m, Ishaq Dar Rs3.913m, Ashok Kumar Rs2.427m, Mohammad Yousuf Rs2.177m, retired Lt Gen Abdul Qayum Rs1.66m, Nuzhat Sadiq Rs1.04m, Babar Awan Rs2.958m, Gianchand Rs1.096m, Tanvir Khan Rs1.792m and Saleem Mandviwalla Rs1.115m.
Senate Chairman Mian Raza Rabbani paid Rs730,107.
A lot of the senators paid revenue tax within the vary of Rs17,000 to Rs50,000, adopted by Rs100,000 to Rs300,000, with a couple of exceptions.
Among the many MNAs, Hamza Shahbaz, son of the Punjab chief minister, paid Rs6.33m as revenue tax, Sheikh Fayyazuddin Rs13.0132m and Isphanyar M. Bhandara Rs7.49m.
Prime Minister Sharif paid Rs2.195m, Nationwide Meeting Speaker Ayaz Sadiq Rs1.373m, Khwaja Saad Rafique Rs2.957m, Asad Umar Rs4.26m, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi Rs2.138m, Obaidullah Shadi Khel Rs1.106m, Rana Muhammad Ishaq Khan Rs1.059m, Shah Mehmood Qureshi Rs1.469m, Chaudhry Iftikhar Nazir Rs2.346m, Chaudhry Pervez Elahi Rs1.403m, Hafiz Abdul Karim Rs1.256m, Mir Ali Khan Magsi Rs1.049m, Faryal Talpur Rs2.267m, Abdul Sattar Bachani Rs1.341m, Muhammad Ali Rashid Rs2.97m, Aftab Ahmad Khan Sherpao Rs1.723m and Dr Tariq Fazal Chaudhry Rs4.26m.
Those that paid lower than Rs1m tax embrace Amir Haider Khan with Rs75,762, retired Capt Muhammad Safdar and Maulana Fazlur Rehman Rs49,902 every, Akram Khan Durrani Rs86,196, Sheikh Rashid Ahmed Rs312,383, Imran Khan Rs76,244, Khwaja Mohammad Asif Rs466,630, Ahsan Iqbal Rs106,897, Syed Khurshid Shah Rs113,740 and Dr Muhammad Farooq Sattar Rs67,639.
Greater than one hundred sixty MNAs paid revenue tax within the vary of Rs17,000 to Rs50,000 and seventy five paid Rs100,000 to Rs800,000.
All of the sixty four members of the Balochistan Meeting filed their tax returns and solely 4 of them paid lower than Rs1m, which is unprecedented in comparison with different provinces.
Mir Hammal paid the very best, Rs8.09m, whereas Kishwar Ahmed paid the bottom tax of Rs917,048. Chief Minister Sanaullah Zehri paid Rs1.283m.
Of the 371 members of the Punjab Meeting within the listing, 12 didn’t file the returns for 2015.
Arshad Javaid Warraich is the very best taxpayer with Rs19.398m, adopted by Sheikh Aladdin Rs14.026m and Zulfiqar Ali Khan Rs10.174m.
Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif paid Rs7.609m.
The least revenue tax paid by an MPA is Muhammad Javed Awan’s Rs920.
Different MPAs who paid over Rs1m are Rana Sanaullah Khan Rs1.08m, Chaudhry Nasarullah Ghumman Rs1.532m, Monis Elahi Rs2.603m, Mian Tariq Mahmood Rs1.147m, Shujaur Rehman Rs1.153m, Khwaja Salman Rafiq Rs2.057m, Ramzan Siddiqi Rs1.443m and Ashraf Rasool Rs1.037m.
Round one hundred fifty MPAs of Punjab paid revenue tax of lower than Rs20,000.
Of the 168 members of the Sindh Meeting, solely three didn’t file their returns however their names exist on the tax roll.
In response to the listing, Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah paid Rs661,661.
Sharjeel Inam Memon is the very best taxpayer within the meeting with Rs2.098m, adopted by Shaharyar Khan Mahar Rs2.073m, Haji Khuda Bux Rajar Rs1.663m, Sohail Anwar Khan Sayal Rs1.509m and Manzoor Husain Wassan Rs1.373m. No different MPA in Sindh paid over Rs1m as revenue tax.
The bottom tax paid is by Aisha Khatoon of Rs5,009. Greater than 60 MPAs within the province paid lower than Rs60,000.
Of the 122 members of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Meeting, solely three didn’t file their returns. Chief Minister Pervez Khattak paid Rs766,480.
Sardar Zahoor Ahmad paid the very best tax, Rs10.055m, adopted by Iftikhar Ali Mushwani Rs6.806m, Amjad Khan Afridi Rs5.502m, Noor Saleem Malik Rs3.191m, Fazal Shakoor Khan Rs2.41m and Muhammed Sheeraz Rs2.006m.
Shah Farman paid the bottom tax of Rs10,000. A lot of the MPAs in KP paid lower than Rs100,000 as revenue tax.
Revealed in Daybreak September tenth, 2016
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