LAHORE – Though law for the filing of tax returns is mandatory for all but, amazingly, 70 percent of parliamentarians - 305 out of present 437 - did not file their returns so far, says a media report.

According to data revealed by Centre for Investigative Reporting in Pakistan (CIRC), PML-N’s 67.3pc legislators do not file their returns which is even higher than the PPP whose 66.8pc MPs do not file returns.

Highest percentage of not filing returns is of the ANP whose 87.5pc legislators do not file their returns.

Following is the complete list of the MNAs and senators who do not file returns:

PPP: 111 out of total 166 parliamentarians do not file returns of income. This includes 87 MNAs out of total 125 and 24 senators of total 41.

The names of tax evaders are: PAC Chairman Nadeem Afzal Gondal, PPP Punjab president Mian Manzoor Ahmad Wattoo, former Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani, Makhdoom Amin Fahim, Nazar Muhammad Gondal, Syed Hamid Saeed Kazmi, Ch Imtiaz Safdar Warriach, Samina Khalid Ghurki, Dr Arbab Alamgir Khan, Asma Arbab Alamgir, Farzana Raja, Faisal Karim Kundi, Syed Sumsam Bukhari, Rukhsana Bangash, Jamshaid Ahmad Dasti, Palwasha Behram Khan, Mehreen Anwar Raja, Noor Alam Khan, Eng Muhammad Tari Khattak, Khanzada Khan, Mehboob Ullah Jan, Syed Alla-ud-Din, Najm-ud-din Khan, Malak Azmat Khan, Lal Muhammad Khan, Sardar Salim Haider Khan, Tariq Mahmood Bajwa, Malik Nawab Sher Waseer, Rahela Baloch, Syed Anayat Ali Shah, Muhammad Tariq Tarar, Muhammad Tariq Anis, Tariq Shabbir, Saeed Ahmed Zafar, Independent (joined PPP now), Capt (R) Rai Ghulam Mujtaba Kharral, Khuram Jehangir Wattoo, Syed Ali Musa Gilani, Liaqat Ali Khan, Hayatullah Khan Tareen, Ghulam Farid Kathia, Ch Zahid Iqbal, Mehmood Hayat Khan alias Tochi Khan, Mir Dost Muhammad Mazari, Muhammad Mohsin Ali Qureshi, Muhammad Moazam Ali Khan Jatoi, Abdul Qayyum Khan Jatoi, Malik Amir Yar Waran, Syed Mumtaz Alam Gillani, Abdul Ghafoor Chaudhry, Muhammad Afzal Sindhu, Mian Abdus Sattar, Javed Iqbal Warraich, Mian Abdul Haq alias Mian Mitho, Aftab Shaban Mirani, Shahid Hussain Bhutto, Nazir Ahmed Bughiu, Mir Gul Muhammad Khan Jakhrani, Syed Zafar Ali Shah, Nawab Ali Wassan, Pir Syed Fazal Ali Shah Jeelani, Syed Amir Ali Shah, Shamshad Sattar Bachani, Ghulam Ali Nizamani, Pir Aftab Hussain Shah Jillani, Nawab Muhammad Yousuf Talpur, Nawab Abdul Ghani Talpur, Dr Talat Mahesar, Roshan-ud-Din Junejo, Dr Abdul Wahid Soomro, Syed Nasir Ali Shah, Sardar Al Haj Muhammad Umar Gorgage, Mir Changez Khan Jamali, Mir Humayun Aziz Kurd, Dr Ayatullah Durrani, Malik Mehrunnisa Afridi, Farhat Khan, Belum Hasnain, Justice (R) Fakhar-un-Nisa Khokhar, Fouzia Habib, Samina Mushtaq Pagganwala, Begum Nasim Akhtar Chaudhry, Farah Naz Ispahani, Shazia Marri, Rubina Saadat Qaim Khani, Shagufta Jumani, Lal Chand and Dr Mahesh Kumar.

PPP Senators: A Rehman Malik, Ahmed Hassan, Aitzaz Ahsan, Almas Parveen, Farhat Abbas, Farhatullah Babar, Gul Muhammad Lot, Hari Ram, Karim Ahmed Khawaja, Khalida Parveen, Haji Saif Ullah Khan Bangash, Moula Bakhsh Chandio, Mukhtiar Ahmed Dhamrah, Nawabzada Haji Mir Lashkari Raisani, Nawabzada Saifullah Magsi, Rozi Khan Kakar, Rubina Khalid, Sabir Ali Baloch, Saeed Ghani, Saeeda Iqbal, Sardar Ali Khan, Sardar Fateh Muhammad Hassani, Sehar Kamran and Syeda Sughra Hussain Imam.

PML: 70 out of total 104 parliamentarians do not file returns of income. They comprise 62 MNAs out of total 90 and 8 senators of total 14. The MNAs are: Murtaza Javed Abbasi, Sardar Muhammad Mushtaq Khan, Faiz M Khan, Dr Tariq Fazal Chaudhry, Capt (R) Muhammad Safdar, Malik Abrar Ahmad, Malik Shakeel Awan, Sardar Mumtaz Khan, Raja Muhammad Safdar Khan, Raja Muhammad Asad Khan, Syed Javed Husnain Shah, Malik Shakir Bashir Awan, Abdul Majeed Khan Khanan Khail, Sahabzada Muhammad Fazal-e-Kareem, Ch Abid Sher Ali, Haji Muhammad Akram Ansari, Usman Ibrahim, Eng Khuram Dastgir Khan, Ch Mehmood Bashir Virk, Justice (R) Iftikhar Ahmad Cheema, Saira Afzal Tarar, Muhammad Jamil Malik, Rana Abdul Sattar, Sahabzada Syed Murtaza Amin, Sumaira Yasir Rasheed, Bilal Yasin, Mian Marghoob Ahmad, Muhammad Pervaiz Malik, Omer Sohail Zia Butt, Naseer Bhutta, Muhammad Afzal Khokhar, Mian Javed Latif, Sardar Muhammad Irfan Dogar, Ch Muhammad Barjees Tahir, Ch Bilal Ahmed Virk, Mazhar Hayat Khan, Wasim Akhter Sheikh, Rana Muhammad Ishaq Khan, Makhdoom Javaid Hashmi, Rana Mahmood-ul-Hassan, Sardar Mansab Ali Doggar, Muhammad Salman Mohsin Gillani, Rana Zahid Hussain Khan, Sardar Muhammad Saif-ud-Din Khosa, Syed Muhammad Saqlain Bukhari, Begum Ishrat Ashraf, Qudsia Arshad, Tahira Aurangzeb, Nighat Parveen Mir, Khalida Mansoor, Shahnaz Saleem, Parveen Masood Bhatti, Sabeen Rizvi, Shireen Arshad Khan, Surriya Ashgar, Tasneem Siddiqui, Nisar Tanveer, Shaheen Ashfaq, Anusha Rahman Khan, Dr Darshan, Dr Nelson Azeem and Dr Araish Kumar.

PML-N Senators: M Hamza, Kamran Michael, Muhammad Zafar Ullah Khan Dhandla, Mushahid Ullah Khan, Najma Hameed, Nisar Muhammad, Pervaiz Rashid and Sardar Zulfiqar Ali Khan Khosa.

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PML-Q: 38 out of total 55 parliamentarians) do not file their returns of income. They comprise 35 MNAs out of total 50 and 3 senators of total 5.

The MNAs are: Sardar Shahjehan Yousaf, Muhammad Nawaz Allai, Shahzada Muhi-ud-din, Ch Parvez Elahi, Ch Ghias Ahmed Mela, Dr Ghulam Hyder Samejo, Rana Asif Tauseef, Makhdoom Syed Faisal Salah Hayat, Sahabzada Muhammad Mehboob Sultan, Farkhanda Amjad, Ch Liaqat Abbas Bhatti, Ch Wajahat Hussain, Dewan Syed Ashiq Hussain Bukhari, Muhammad Saddique Khan Baloch, Muhammad Raza Hayat Harraj, Pir Muhammad Aslam Bodla, Malik Nauman Ahmad Langrial, Nazir Ahmed Jutt, Khawaja Sheraz Mahmood, Sardar Awais Ahmed Khan Leghari, Sardar Bahadur Ahmed Khan Sihar, Mian Riaz Hussain Pirzada, Mian Khadim Hussain Wattoo, Arbab Zakaullah, Syed Ayaz Ali Shah Shirazi, Sardar Muhammad Israr Tareen, Mir Ahmadan Khan Bugti, Jam Mir Muhammad Yousaf, Farzana Mushtaq Ghani, Kashmala Tariq, Begum Shahnaz Sheikh, Dr Donya Aziz, Akram Masih Gill, Kishan Chand Parwani and Zubaida Jalal.

PML-Q Senators: Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain, Rubina Irfan and Saeedul Hassan Mandokhail.

MQM: 20 out of total 32 parliamentarians do not file returns of income. This includes 17 MNAs out of total 25 and 3 senators of total 7.

The MNAs are: Syed Tayyab Hussain, Salah-ud-Din, S A Iqbal Qadri, Abdul Waseem, Sufyan Yusuf, Dr Nadeem Ehsan, Abdul Rashid Godil, Syed Haider Abbas Rizvi, Dr Muhammad Ayub Sheikh, Syed Asif Hasnain, Iqbal Muhammad Ali Khan, Sajid Ahmad, Dr Nahid Shahid Ali, Fouzia Ejaz Khan, Imrana Saeed Jamil, Shagufta Sadiq and Manwer Lal.

MQM Senators: Col (R) Syed Tahir Hussain Mashhadi, Nasreen Jalil and Syed Mustafa Kamal.

ANP: 21 out of total 24 parliamentarians do not file returns of income. This includes 11 MNAs out of total 12 and 10 senators out of total 12.

The MNAs are: Haji Ghulam Ahmad Bilour, Arbab Muhammad Zahir, Masood Abbas, Asfandyar Wali Khan, Himayat Ullah Mayar, Pervaiz Khan Advocate, Pir Dilawar Shah, Muzafer-ul-Mulk, Bushra Gohar, Jamila Gallani and Khurshid Begum Saeed.

ANP Senators: Abdul Nabi Bangash, Muhammad Daud Khan Achakzai, Afrasiab Khattak, Amar Jeet, Baz Muhammad Khan, Farah Aqil, Muhammad Azam Khan Hoti, Muhammad Zahid Khan, Shahi Syed and Zahida Khan.

JUI-F/MMA: 13 out of total 15 parliamentarians do not file returns of income. This includes 7 MNAs out of total 8 and 6 senators out of total 7.

The MNAs are: Maulana Muhammad Qasim, Mufti Ajmal Khan, Atta-ur-Rahman, Maulana Fazlur Rehman, Molvi Agha Muhammad, Haji Roz-ud-Din and Asiya Nasir.

JUI-F Senators: Hafiz Hamdullah, Haji Ghulam Ali, Heman Dass, Maulana Abdul Ghafoor Haideri, Maulana Muhammad Khan Sherani and Mufti Abdul Sattar.

BNP-A’s 4 parliamentarians do not file return of income. This include one MNA Yaqoob Bizanjo and 3 senators out of total 4; namely Kalsoom Perveen, Mir Israrullah Khan Zehri and Mir Muhammad Ali Rind.

PML-F’s 3 MNAs out of total 5; namely, Muhammad Jadam Mangrio, Haji Khuda Bux Rajar and Reena Kumari do not file return of income.

Aftab Ahmad Khan Sherpao of PPP-S also did not file return of income.

NP’s one senator Mir Hasil Khan Bizenjo did not file return of income.

Independents’ 79.3pc (23 out of total 29 parliamentarians) do not file returns of income. This includes 16 MNAs out of total 17 and 7 senators out of total 12.

Independent MNAs: Eng Usman Khan Tarakai, Abdul Mateen Khan, Malik Bilal Rehman, Sajid Hussain Turi, Munir Khan Orakzai, Jawad Hussain, Abdul Maalik Wazir, Engr Shaukat Ullah, Syed Akhunzada Chatan, Noor-ul-Haq Qadri, Zafar Beg Bhittani, Saima Akhtar Bharwana, Haji Mudassar Qayyum Nahra, Sardar Ali Muhammad Khan Mahar, Maulvi Asmatullah and Muhammad Usman Advocate.

Independent Senators: Engr Malik Rashid Ahmed Khan, Haji Khan Afridi, Hilal-ur-Rehman, Muhammad Idrees Khan Safi, Muhammad Saleh Shah, Malik Najmul Hassan and Nawabzada Muhammad Akber Magsi.