[News] Imposition of Tax in Gilgit-Baltistan – It is illigal Don’t Pay the Tax
October 26, 2012 1 Comment
Monitoring Desk (Gilgit): Federal Govt. of Pakistan has issued notification to impose income tax on all people whose income is more than Rs. 400,000.00 per year. However, the Government of Gilgit-Baltistan has taken a different stand as the Deputy Speaker Mr. Jamil Ahmed said that the notification issued by joint secretary of federal government of Paksitan is illegal and unacceptable to the government of Gilgit-Baltistan.
On the issue of refuting imposition of income tax in Gilgit-Baltistan both Gilgit-Baltistan Legislative Assembly and Gilgit-Baltistan Council has raised a united voice and criticised Federal government of Paksitan. The member of Coucil Prof. Saleem stated that, “we were of the opinion that the center of power in decision related to matters of Gilgit-Baltistan is the legislative assembly of Gilgit-Baltistan but it seems that we were wrong and the Federal Govt. wants to impose its decision on us by hook and crook.”
“we were of the opinion that the center of power in decision related
to matters of Gilgit-Baltistan is the legislative assembly of Gilgit-Baltistan
but it seems that we were wrong and the Federal Govt.
wants to impose its decision on us by hook and crook.” Member Council Prof. Saleem
Advisor to Prime Minister of Gilgit-Baltistan stated that GBLA has not decided and not made any legislation so the GB minister take notice of it and we will raise the issue with Prime Minister.
It is to be recalled that from time to time federal government of Pakistan has tried its level best to impose income tax in Gilgit-Baltistan but has been refuted by the people of Gilgit-Baltistan because it is unfair to collect tax from Gilgit-Baltistan without giving any share in the National Finance Award. Currently federal goverment is giving a meager amount to government of Gilgit-Baltistan compare to what is being collected through various direct and indirect tax collected from Gilgit-Baltistan.