Devastating Taxes Culture in Pakistan

We can’t breathe without tax and not live easily in the country because the tax is must for the development and betterment of all countries. It supports government revenue for the expenditures of the country.  We must have regularly pay the taxes and follow the policies on tax given by the government. It’s the duty of every citizen to pay tax either it is direct or indirect in return government is responsible for providing basic facilities, which includes education, health, shelter and food for the poor and deprived class of society who are not able to survive with the capitalist society.

There are four types of taxes which generates the economy of our countries such as general sales tax, customs duty, central excise duty, and income tax.

This time Pakistan’s current taxation system is defined by Income Tax ordinance 2001 which was promulgated on 13 September 2001 and became effective from 1 July 2002. This time the sales tax rate in Pakistan stands at 17% percent it is a high tax rate in Pakistan only for the poor people.  The concerned administration should work on low tax rate as peoples could live with comfort in the country.

There are many causes of tax evasion in Pakistan which are, poor government, Poor tax culture, political interfere, poor policy, poor taxation. The tax evasion is one of the gigantic problems for Pakistan. There are many issues for the lower or lower middle class of society which is not able to pay tax but indirectly they are paying their taxes, on the other hand, the society who owns the massive economy of country like conglomerates or capitalist tycoons of Pakistan and go through the list of the parliamentarians issued by FBR in which it is mentioned how much tax they paid it is very disgusting.

Pakistani society consists of the two main classes such as elite and middle class.

Elite class does not have any kind of concern with tax problems they always play the game of power like feudal, Choudhry’s,  politicians, bureaucrats, Businessmen and they don’t matter with other peoples and government facilities to rich people. (PS: All the mentioned classes in elite classes are not equal; there are also some patriots who are sincere with the country.)

There has been always conflicting among between middle class and government for the survival of their lives, they fight for their rights and they pay more tax than the elite class of society. This society does not know about their rights, the civil society and literate peoples of society must have to educate them about their rights, this initiative could bring positive change among us, it could take time but it would be better for the whole middle and lower middle class who is unaware of their right.

Being a responsible citizen of the country, we should take an oath that from today we will educate the deprived people about their responsibilities and their rights.

There are many worst effects on the society when it comes to flooding of tax on particular things which is commonly paid by the majority of middle class. To some extent, corruption is the main reason for the bad policy of politicians and they all involve in the debate today’s issue of crime depend also on the root cause. Concerned authorities have to realize that and bring positive changes in taxation on equality based and they should be friendly for every citizen. How worst condition is this, that every newborn child in Pakistan is indebted of 60000 thousand

If we discuss on the current tenure of the government, they didn’t take any serious steps on the improvement of the economy.  We could not able to say that their performance is appreciable or government report card is significant. We won’t see any improvement in near future so government must have to take any serious notice. According to a recent report of think tanks in four years in four year, PML-N completed only 6 targets out of 89, External debt which was 61 billion dollars and it has increased to 83 billion dollars and internal debt which was 5491 billion it has increased to 15045 billion rupees.

In addition, to report the government’s privatization and reform program was also failed to perform, PIA’s Loss was more than 316 billion, Pakistan Steel Mill’s loss reached to 176 billion, Pakistan railway also affords the loss of 27 billion yearly, The tax-to-GDP rate target was 15 percent that could not reach to quarter of 10 percent but government still claims that unemployment has been reduced from country.



“عام ماڻھو ۽ ٽيڪس”


ملڪ جي ھر ان شھري کي پنهنجي ملڪ جي باري ۾ وڌ کان وڌ معلومات ھوندي آھي  صحيح غلط جي پرک ڪري سگهندو آھي ۽ انھن مان چگي طرح واقف ھوندو آھي غلط ڇا آهي ۽ صحيح ڇا آهي پر ڪجھ معلومات کان اسان بي خبر ھوندا آھيون ايئن ئي اسان ٽيڪس جي باري ۾ بي خبر آھيون  ۽ ان جي باري ۾ ڪا معلومات نه آھي ته اھا ٽيڪس اسان ڇو ڀريندا آھيون  ڳالھ ڀرڻ يا نه ڀرڻ جي ڪانھي اصل ڳالھ اھا آھي اھا ٽيڪس اسان لاء ڪيتري فائديمند آھي ان شئي جي ڪنهن کي خبر ناھي ڇو جو اسان کي ان جي باري ۾ ڪا آگاھي نه ڏني وئي آهي ملڪ جي خوشحالي لاء ٽيڪس پيارڻ ھڪ ضروري ۽ سٺو عمل آھي ڇو جو ملڪ ھلندا ئي عام خاص ماڻهن جي ٽيڪس تي آھن ۽ ھي عمل ملڪ جي عوام جي فائدي لاء ھوندو  آھي بدقسمتي سان اسان جي ملڪ ۾ صرف خاص ماڻهن جي لاء فائديمند ثابت ٿيو آھي ۽ غريب لاء  اھو ئي نقصان ڪار ثابت ٿيو آھي ڇو جو امير ڏينھون ڏينهن امير ۽ غريب ڏينهون تر غريب ٿيندو وڃي ٿو ٽيڪس پيارڻ ھڪ سٺو عمل آھي جنھن  ۾ حڪومت ان جي بدران ھر ماڻهو کي سروسز مھيا ڪندي جنھن ۾ صحت لاء اسپتالون کوليون وينديون آھن روڊ رستا ٺاھيا ويندا آھن عوام جي تحفظ لاء سڪيورٽي مھيا ڪئي ويندي آھي تعليمي ادارا کوليا ويندا آھن  ۽ ان کان علاوه ٻيون جيڪي به بنيادي ضرورتون آھن اھي انھن کي پوريون ڪرڻيون پونديون آھن پاڪستان  ملڪ کي آزاد ٿيندي اڌ صدي کان وڌيڪ يعني ستر سال جو وقت گذري چڪو آھي ملڪ ۾ ھونئن ته انيڪ مسئلا آھن جيڪي ھن مھل تائين سڌري نه سگھيا آھن ۽ ادارن ۾ بھتري جي ڪا ڪرن نظر نه اچي سگهي آھي نه ئي پنهنجي ايمانداري سان خدمتون سر انجام ڏئي رھيا آھن جنهن ۾ ٽيڪس جو باب انهن مان ھڪ آھي  ستر سال وقت گذرڻ جي باوجود به بنيادي ٽيڪس جو نظام درست نه ٿي سگھيو آھي  ۽ غير ذميوار  حڪومت جي ڪري ٽيڪس نظام ظلم و ستم ۽ زيادتي تي مشتمل آھي ۽ نه ئي حڪومت اڄ تائين ان ٽيڪس جي عمل کي بھتر بڻائڻ لاء نه ته ڪا ڪوشش ڪئي آهي ۽ نه ئي وري عوام کي ڪو رليف فراھم ڪرائڻ لاء ڪو پيڪيج يا ڪنھن منصوبي تي ڪم ڪيو ھجي ان ڪري ھن مھل تائين عوام پنڻ تي مجبور آھي ۽ ساڳي طرح ان وقت جو انتظار ھوندو آھي ۽ نئي حڪومت مان اميدون رکي متان ڪو غريب عوام  کي رليف ملي سگهي بدقسمتي  ھن ملڪ جي اھا رھي آھي ته ھن غريب عوام کي ڪو اڄ تائين ڪو اھڙو انقلابي ليڊر نه ملي سگهيو آھي جيڪو غريب عوام لاءِ ڪو سٺو پيڪيج کڻي اچي ۽ ان مان ڪو رليف ملي سگهي جيئن ھو پنھنجي زندگي جو چرکو سٺي نموني سان ھلائي سگھن غريب ماڻهو پنهنجي زندگي ۾ ٻھ ويلا به ڏکن ۽ سورن سان کائي ٿو نه ته پنڻ انھن کي مجبور ڪندو آھي ڇو ته روزمرھ جي زندگي ۾ جيڪي به شيون اسان خريد ڪيون ٿا انهن ۾ حڪومت جي طرفان ٽيڪس لڳل ھوندي  آھي گھر جي ھر اھي ضروريات وارين شين ۾ اٽو چانور گيھ مرچ مصالحي کان وٺي ويندي شاپنگ ۾ ڪپڙن کان وٺي جتين تائين ٽيڪس لاڳو ھوندي آھي پر ان ٽيڪس مان ھڪ عام ماڻهو اڻ ڄاڻ ھوندو آھي ته مان به ڪا ٽيڪس ڏيندو آھيان ۽ ان ئي اڻ ڄاڻ ماڻهن جي ٽيڪس تي ملڪ ھلندو آھي ان کان پوء ان ملڪ جا حڪمران ان کي ڪيتريون سروسز مھيا ڪري ٿي اھو سڄو عمل اوھان جي سامهون آھي .

پاڪستان  ۾ چار ٽيڪس جيڪي آمدني جي ذريعي اچن ٿا اھي ھي آھن.  1 جنرل سيلز ٽيڪس،  2 ڪسٽم ڊيوٽي،  3 سينٽرل ايڪسائيز ڊيوٽي،  4 انڪم ٽيڪس. پاڪستان ۾ ھن وقت ٻن قسمن جا ٽيڪس ورتا ويندا آھن.  ڊاريڪٽ ٽيڪس يعني ڪنهن به ڪمپني اداري يا ڪاروبار جي ڪمائي تي لڳن ٿا ۽ ٻيا انڊاريڪٽ جيڪي اسان روزمرھ  جون جيڪي به شيون واپرايون ٿا انهن تي ٽيڪس لڳل ھوندي آهي ۽ عام ماڻھن ڪڏهن به ان ٽيڪس تي غور ويچار نه ڪيو ھوندو ته اھا ٽيڪس اسان ڇو ڏيندا آھيون جيڪا ظلم ۽ جبر تي مشتمل آھي ان ايڏي وڏي ظلم ۽ جبر جو مثال ھي به آھي ته سنڌ ھن ملڪ کي %75 روينيو،  %73 گيس، %70 پيٽرول، %50 بجلي ۽ %99 ڪوئلو سنڌ ۾ آھي.  سنڌ پوري پاڪستان  کي پورٽ رستي سڄي دنيا سان ملائي ٿو. پاڪستان  جو %95 ڪاروبار  سنڌ جي رستي ٿئي ٿو ۽ سنڌ جا روڊ رستا استعمال ٿين ٿا پوء به سنڌ وارا پنڻ تي مجبور آهن آخر ڇو سوچڻ جي ڳالھ آھي جيڪڏهن اسان ھن سڄي صورتحال مان واقف ٿيندي به جيڪڏهن اڄ آواز بلند نه ڪيو سين باقي ڪڏهن پنهنجن حقن لاء آواز بلند ڪندا سين اچو ته گڏجي نه صرف سنڌ بلڪي پنجاب، بلوچستان،  خيبر پختونخواھ سان گڏوگڏ پوري پاڪستان  جي مالڪي ڪيون پاڪستان  لٽجي پيو ۽ اسان چپ جي حالت ۾ آهيون پاڪستان  جي تاريخ ۾ اھڙين ڪھاڻين ۽ قصن سان ڀري پئي آهي جيڪي اسان لاء اڳتي ھلي نقصانڪار ثابت ٿي سگهن ٿيون.  جيڪڏھن اسان ھن وقت به ننڊ ۾ رھياسين ته اڳتي ھلي اسان کي ھڪ وڏو نقصان جو ازالو ڀرڻو پوندو پر اھا ننڊ فقط تيستائين نعمت وردان ثابت ٿئي ٿي جيستائين ھڪ حد ۾ آهي اھڙي طرح لطيف سائين  ننڊ جي باري ۾ ھي سٽون پيش آهن.

ستا اٿي جاڳ ننڊ نه ڪجي ايتري

سلطاني سھاڳ ننڊون ڪندين نه ملين

ھن بيت ۾ شاھ سائين اھا نصيحت ڪئي آھي ته اي غافل سست ۽ ننڊون ڪندڙ انسان ننڊ مان اٿي سجاڳ ٿي ڇو ته اھا غفلت واري ننڊ تنهنجي اعلي مقصد کي حاصل ڪرڻ واري راھ ۾ رڪاوٽ آھي ھي دنيا عمل ڪرڻ جي جاء آھي ۽ زندگي ۾ ڪو اعلي مرتبو ۽ وڏي سعادت حاصل ڪرڻ لاء سجاڳ رھي ڪم ڪرڻ جي ضرورت آهي.

اچو ته گڏجي پنهنجن حقن لاءِ وڙهون ۽ حڪومت کان پنهنجا حق کسي وٺون.

Unjust Tax Policy Vs Poor People

Pakistan got independence on 14th of August 1947. The region of Pakistan was one of the civilized countries. Pakistan has now been a country having 70 independent years. There are many big problems in Pakistan; injustice tax problem is one of them. We don’t know what the tax is and why we are paying tax in everything and everyone is having no special awareness of basics. Tax subject: Tax is a good act for a country and we should regularly pay the tax and look after and supervise over the things that the government provides the citizens.But in our country, a tax is no way based on the equality and justice. The tax policy should be based upon equality, justice and fair treatment for every single taxpayer. Pakistan government needs to look after that our current tax collection policy does not tend to be a stronger one and is based on injustice.Pakistani government needs to realize that our current tax collection policy is very weak and based on injustice.

The taxation system comprises of two divisions named Direct and Indirect taxes. From our business, we use the tax that is called direct tax and we pay indirect taxes by purchasing grocery atoms and other needy things. Poor families cannot bear the cost of daily routine goods and needy things related to food, shelter, health, education etc. The government should monitor to all and outs of tax compliance by all businessmen, foreign investors, politicians, bureaucrats, feudal lords, chudharies and every citizen and there are four taxes in Pakistan through revenue they are 1.Genral Sales Tax, 2.Custom Duty, 3.Central Excise Duty, 4.Income Tax.

Poor people don’t know the basic rights of paying taxes and it paying only poor people, rich peoples and feudal has no laws in Pakistan because they are in power political influence this is the responsibility of government the tax policy should be base upon equity.

The Sales Tax Rate in Pakistan stands at 17 percent. Sales Tax Rate in Pakistan averaged 16 percent from 2006 until 2016, reaching an all time high of 17 percent in 2014 and a record low of 15 percent in 2007.