Taxpayers and the elite

Published Apr 19, 2013 02:02am

SHOULD we be paying taxes for the president to announce $1million donation at the shrine of Ajmer Sharif during his private visit there?

Should we be paying tax for the so-called private visit of the previous prime minister to Ajmer on an air force jet along with a bunch of freeloaders?

Should we be paying taxes for a luxury lifestyle of legislators who while in chair hardly contributed to anything worthwhile for the masses but enhance their perks and privileges for a lifetime while moving out after their tenure?

Should we be paying taxes for the misuse of unauthorised perks and privileges of those in authority?

LT-COL (r) JAVAID IQBAL Karachi

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Husain Jan
Apr 19, 2013 06:49am
We have to pay dear Col saheb, otherwise we would be booked. We should not pay but have to pay as their is no escape for us - the masses - the common man. It is only the influential who can get away and be in the assemblies despite not having NTN.