What can we expect in a country, where retired or serving bureaucrats, politicians and few members of the media are seen driving smuggled or non-duty paid luxury cars, such as BMW, Mercedes, Audi, Prado etc, which were given amnesty by the Minister for Finance, Saleem Mandviwala, in complete violation of the rules and regulations, abusing his powers, during the last month.

Other than pep talk or lip service by government functionaries, there is no hope that the culture of tax payment will ever prevail in Pakistan. The Federal Tax Ombudsman and Chief Justice of Pakistan definitely need to take note of this heist.

RASHID ORAKZAI,

Islamabad, March 20.