Reza Aslan, a religious scholar with a Ph.D. in the sociology of religions from the University of California and author of the new book, “Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth,” went on FoxNews.com’s online show Spirited Debate to promote his book only to be prodded about why a Muslim would write a historical book about Jesus.
"Now we know them, their children, their wives, where they travel, what cars they use," Samad Khurram says. "We’re saying, ‘We know you, we’re coming after you, and if you don’t pay, we do this….’ That’s not an amnesty — that’s a threat."
Ali Arshad Hakeem, Pakistan’s tax chief, has the Sisyphean task of overhauling Pakistan’s broken income tax system, and he claims to have the remedy. He is asking parliament members — a majority of whom are believed to evade taxes themselves — to approve a national amnesty wiping the slate clean for millions of Pakistanis who have never paid a rupee in taxes, if they agree to a one-time payment of 40,000 rupees, about $420. Then, in 2013, they would have to file a return and pay whatever income tax they owe: for example, about$11,100 on a taxable income of $56,000.
If they ignore the offer, he says, the government will suspend their national identity cards, which are needed to travel abroad, maintain bank accounts and buy or sell property. That penalty probably would apply to people who continue to evade taxes after the amnesty ends, Hakeem’s aides say. He will also disclose the names and assets of tax evaders in newspapers and on the Internet, he says, and he will push for legislation that rewards whistle-blowers who finger tax cheats.
This amnesty, this pardon not only will make rich tax evader’s guilt a non-issue for discussion but the weight on the conscience of these rich cathartics for ever would not be burdened by the misery that of the poor of this land.
Surely, tax master Hakeem can understand these measures are a little beyond just controversial. What ever the intent of these pious reformer might be , the a fore mentioned means will just be as if rubbing salt on the wounds of the less privileged of this country. The measures again reek with the foul intent of reconciliation with the rich corrupt and offer pardon to the guilty. But the Law is supreme, for everyone and all will be pardon and given amnesty says tax master Hakeem.
I ask, What do the poor men of Pakistan need amnesty from ?
Amnesty from the fact their Education budget figures is shameful. Amnesty from the fact their incompetent and corrupt governments have not been able to spend the peoples money on their Basic welfare in over 60 years.
If Parliament gives a green signal to these proposed idiocies or Supreme court does not intervene, of course the rich who have in the past found measures to evade taxes will again do so or better yet take this deal to save their neck
(Nay ! no one in Pakistan has been put in jail in over 15 years for tax evasion) and millions, yet the poor would once again be wrong done and end up paying the taxes for no good (At least for their sake).
Time has come for Pakistan to decide whether it is all or none
Don’t Send a ‘MAN’ to do a ‘Woman’s job. [True Story]
On this very day 4 years ago , president obama became the first African-American to be nominated by a major political party for President of the United States.
What a Tragedy that turned out to be !
Whatever the nationality - this makes more sense than ever !
Happy Independence Day - Pakistan
May you come one step closer to fulfilling your true destiny this year.