LAHORE (APP) - Judiciary must take suo motu action to remove all types of tax exemptions including those for the judges to ensure fair taxation and remove privileges. The speakers said addressing a Pre-budget Discussion on 'Supporting Fair Taxation arranged by Association of Certified Charted Accountants (ACCA) Pakistan here. The panellists included Shahid Naseem, Chief Commissioner, Large Taxpayers Unit, Lahore, Muhammad Arshad, Vice President, First Fidelity Leasing Modaraba, Asad Feroze, Partner, Muniff Ziauddin Junaidy & Co.- Chartered Accountants and Ms Aasia Saail Khan, Chairman, Women Entrepreneurs Development, Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Students hailed from leading educational institutes were also present to avail the opportunity to discuss the composition of upcoming Federal Budget. The panellists suggested that no widow or judge if she or he crosses a certain income limit must pay the due tax as tax evasion is a crime and it result in economic injustice in the society. Shahid Naseem stressed the need of widening tax base and nurturing a culture of voluntary tax payment. He said that Value Added Tax (VAT) would result in a more documented economy. Muhammad Arshad stressed the need for establishing a fair taxation system that encouraged industrial growth and commented that tax incentives aimed at promoting SMEs growth should be considered. Ms Aasia Saail Khan said that the agricultural tax reform needs an objective and critical evaluation. Documentation of the agricultural sector should be undertaken and support should be given to provincial governments for an effective implementation of Agricultural Income Tax on basis of income instead of acreage, she said.