The government has introduced new taxes for the employees of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) and this does not discriminate between the regular and retired employees. This is sheer injustice, for retired employees cannot afford to bear the burden of these taxes. As per the Finance Act-2014 the government has increased Federal Excise Duty (FED) on services provided or rendered in respect of travel, while 4 percent tax is also levied on international travelling. The government and the airline should either increase the pension or spare the retired employees from this burden.
BASHIR AHMAD,
Lahore, August 9.