Rich legislators of poor nation
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Pakistan, Nov. 15 -- In democracy, direct taxes play an important role for equitable wealth distribution. The Parliament enjoys exclusive power to levy taxes and citizens pay these under social contract for general welfare of all. Being elected representatives of people, legislators have greater responsibility in discharging their legal obligations-tax payments is vital amongst these-and ensure fair distribution of wealth. In Pakistan, the reverse is happening due to unholy alliance among law-makers, law-keepers, and law-breakers, pushing millions to below poverty line.
The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), National Accountability Bureau (NAB), Federal Investigation (FIA), Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) and many other institutions h...
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