Tax evasion resulting in poverty, unemployment & illiteracy: Mian Zahid



President Pakistan Businessmen and Intellectuals Forum (PBIF), President All Karachi Industrial Alliance (AKIA), Senior Vice Chairman of the Businessmen Panel of FPCCI and former provincial minister, Mian Zahid Hussain has said that rampant tax evasion is resulting in poverty, unemployment and illiteracy in the country. Talking to business community here on Monday, Mian Zahid Hussain said that loans and grants can never be a substitute to the economic activity which is imperative for the national development. Regressive taxation regime introduced by many countries has killed the economy activity keeping the dependent on loans and charity, he added. The veteran business leader said that no amount of borrowing or charity can help a country as economic activity is the only solution to the problems. Reduced economic activity triggers poverty, illiteracy and child labour putting future of the country at stake, the former minister noted. Mian Zahid Hussain said that our economic situation is worst in South Asia, inflation is highest in the region which increasing taxes are opposing economic progress.—INP

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