The monsoon season has started and it would be a test of good governance of the Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif. The rulers have claimed that they are champions of good governance but it remains to be seen whether they can deliver in times of an emergency. Every year we have rainy season but no preparations are made for water drainage. Every year, a substantial amount of money is set aside for cleaning of canals and nullahs but it is not done. No work had been done this year as well.

It has been revealed that government failed to meet its target of revenue collection. Over 100,000 live in posh areas and more than 80,000 possess luxury cars, yet they do not file income tax returns. They roam around freely. In Lahore alone there are 90,000 individual consumers who pay large utility bills but have never filed any income tax return. Why can’t the government check these people? If they can pay huge utility bills why not the income tax? Government can easily check them out if it has the will to do so. It is all part of good governance.


Lahore, June 30.