On 1st of July 2019, Pakistan might be one step closer to becoming a developed and self-sufficient nation if the people start paying their taxes. With the World’s fifth largest population and probably the World’s lowest number of taxpayers, only 1% of the population is registered for tax. Pakistan has, therefore, great potential in increasing its revenue through tax collection.

If we increase the current number of taxpayers to 20% of our population, that would mean a potential 1900% increase in tax revenue.

If we as Pakistanis want to leave the endless cycle of loans and begging for funds than we need to do our part for our country and pay our taxes and encourage others to also pay their taxes.

ENGR SHAHRYAR KHAN BASEER,

Peshawar.