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FBR unveils Tax Directory of members’ Parliament for FY 2018

189 parliamentarians including Buzdar, Vawda, Zartaj, Faisal & Chohan paid no taxes

Federal Board of Revenue on Friday released tax directory of all the parliamentarians of Senate, National Assembly and all four provincial assemblies. According to FBR directory, Chief Minister Punjab Usman Bazdar did not pay any tax during this period. Likewise, Federal Minister for Water & Power Faisal Vawda, Minister of State for Climate Change Zartaj Gul, Senator Faisal Javed and Provincial Minister of Punjab for Information Fayyaz-ul-Hassan Chohan was also among those parliamentarians who paid not a single penny of income tax. The former Prime Minister and PML-N leader Shahid Khaqan Abbasi paid the highest tax of Rs241,329,362.

Former President and PPP Co-Chairperson Asif Ali Zardari paid Rs2,891,455 whereas PPP Chairperson Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari paid Rs294,117, in taxes. Former Punjab Chief Minister and PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif paid Rs9,730,545. Shehbaz’s son, Hamza, paid Rs8,705,368, in taxes. Prime Minister Imran Khan paid Rs282,449.

Among the four provincial Chief Ministers, the greatest amount was paid by Balochistan’s Jam Kamal at Rs4,808,948, while Sindh’s Murad Ali Shah paid Rs1,022,184 and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Mahmood Khan paid Rs235,982.

The tax payments of other elected representatives for the same year are as follows:

(Note: The following list does not track how much taxes have been paid by parliamentarians as members of associations of persons (AOPs), as AOPs pay taxes as separate entities. Therefore, some parliamentarians may have been reported as paying lesser taxes than they actually do.)

  • Information and Broadcasting Minister Shibli Faraz paid Rs367,460
  • Human Rights Minister Dr Shireen Mazari paid Rs2,435,650
  • Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi paid Rs183,900
  • Interior Minister Ijaz Ahmad Shah paid Rs58,120
  • Defence Minister Pervez Khattak paid Rs1,826,899
  • Law Minister Farogh Naseem paid Rs35,135,459
  • Planning Minister Asad Umer paid Rs5,346,342
  • Aviation Minister Ghulam Sarwar Khan paid Rs1,046,669
  • Railways Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed paid Rs579,011
  • Narcotics Control Minister Azam Khan Swati paid Rs590,916
  • Power Minister Omar Ayub Khan paid Rs26,055,517
  • States and Frontier Regions (SAFRON) Minister Shehryar Afridi paid Rs183,900
  • Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan Affairs Minister Ali Amin Gandapur paid Rs378,763
  • Communications and Postal Services Minister Murad Saeed paid Rs374,728
  • National Food Security and Research Minister Fakhar Imam paid Rs5,212,137
  • Industries and Production Minister Hammad Azhar paid Rs22,445
  • Education Minister Shafqat Mahmood paid Rs231,730
  • Economic Affairs Minister Khusro Bukhtiar paid Rs624,292
  • Maritime Affairs Minister Ali Haider Zaidi paid Rs896,191
  • IT and Telecommunication Minister Aminul Haque paid Rs. 66,749
  • National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser paid Rs537,730
  • Senate Chairperson Sadiq Sanjrani paid Rs1,363,414
  • Senate Deputy Chairperson Saleem Mandviwalla paid Rs1,591,722
  • State Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Ali Muhammad Khan paid Rs430,695

Report by: The Truth International

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