Published On: Tue, Dec 24th, 2013
Published in Category: Islamabad

Politicians stand not exempted from tax, NTN: Pervez Rashid

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ISLAMABAD: Information minister Senator Pervez Rashid has said law is for all and politicians don’t stand exempted from tax and National Tax Number (NTN). “ Those who can pay taxes should obtain NTN. Legislators should also obtain NTN. All should abide by law. FBR should get implement the orders if someone breaches law. Politicians should get NTN at every cost as per law. No elected member of parliament enjoys exemption from tax being member of assembly”, he said this while talking to media men here Monday.

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) should stage protest against inflating prices of eggs, tomatoes and sugar in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK). Imran is in great haste in staging sit ins because he has to go abroad to enjoy vacations, Information minister held.

People don’t want that politicians come to scuffle with each other but they want political stability in the country, he underlined.

In his exclusive talks with Online later he stressed that political parties should play their role in parliament to address the problems facing the country. Investors will invest in the country if there will be stability here. Sit ins and protests will scare the investors to flee from the country and they will prefer making investment in Bangladesh, he maintained. It will be service to democracy if national issues are sorted out in parliament rather than on roads, he observed.

Imran Khan should weed out corruption from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa first and stage sit in against corruption and inflation therein, he underscored.

Political parties should join hands with the government in its endeavours to eliminating terrorism and resolving energy crisis, he said adding political parties should not bring the people on roads on the eve of Chehlum and Christmas and they should not add to the difficulties of the government.

Responding to a question he said that provincial government was fully in contact with Ulema in connection with Chehlum in Rawalpindi. “We are all Muslims and we want peace in the country.