PM paid over Rs2.4bn tax: Rashid

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ISLAMABAD: In­for­ma­tion Min­is­ter Per­vaiz Rashid has said there is huge dif­fer­ence in the taxes paid by Prime Min­is­ter Nawaz Sharif and PTI Chair­man Im­ran Khan.

He was re­spond­ing at a press con­fer­ence in Islamabad on Fri­day to the al­le­ga­tions lev­eled by PTI chief.

Per­vaiz Rashid said the Prime Min­is­ter paid over two point four bil­lion ru­pees tax be­tween 2005 and 2014. Im­ran Khan pre­sented the false fig­ures be­fore the pub­lic.

He said ac­cord­ing to Fed­eral Bureau of Rev­enue, the Prime Min­is­ter paid over two point six mil­lion ru­pees last year while taxes paid by Im­ran Khan are even be­low two hun­dred thou­sand ru­pees.

He said col­lec­tive taxes paid by the fam­ily of the Prime Min­is­ter were over five hun­dred and forty six mil­lion ru­pees, which also in­clude agri­cul­tural tax.

Per­vaiz Rashid said Im­ran Khan showed 23 lac and 50 thou­sand ru­pees agri­cul­ture in­come, but he re­fused to pay agri­cul­ture tax declar­ing five lac ru­pees as his li­a­bil­i­ties.

He said Im­ran Khan's in­come de­tails also men­tioned that he earned 8.44 mil­lion ru­pees through his for­eign ser­vices. He raised ques­tion ask­ing PTI chair­man to clar­ify what ser­vices he has been pro­vid­ing to for­eign coun­tries.

He said Im­ran Khan's taxes do not cor­re­spond to his in­come from his prop­erty, busi­nesses and agri­cul­ture. He said Im­ran Khan's life­style is lav­ish as he owns three huge res­i­dences, while he is pay­ing mil­lions of ru­pees in terms of his elec­tric­ity bills, which is more than his to­tal paid taxes. NNI

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