Presidential Ordinance to impose more taxes termed anti-people


Central Information Secretary, Pakistan Peoples Party Parliamrntarinans and Member of the National Assembly Shazia Atta Marri said Saturday that PPP had rejected the federal government’s promulgation of Presidential Ordinance regarding imposing more taxes on people of Pakistan.


This she expressed in tweet on her twitter account her today. She said that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI)-led government has promulgated another Presidential Ordinance to impose more taxes on people who are already suffering due to high indirect taxes, inflation, unemployment, electricity loadshedding, gas and water shortage & above all due to this incompetent Government. She said Pakistan Peples Party (PPP) highly condemned this anti-people act of the incompetent government and demanded its immediate withdrawal in order to provide relief to the people.


It may be noted that President Arif Alvi on Friday promulgated the Tax Laws (Third Amendment) Ordinance 2021 to allow the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) to share its data with the National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) with the objective to broaden the tax net.


The ordinance is aimed at empowering the relevant authorities to disconnect mobile phones, SIMS, electricity and gas connections of persons who are required to file tax returns but fail to appear on the Active Taxpayer List (ATL).


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