Former federal ministers Shaukat Tarin and Asad Umar on Sunday lashed out at the incumbent government for its “regressive” economic measures.
Slamming the government for hiking taxes, Tarin, who was the finance minister in the previous government, advised it to follow the previous taxation regime introduced by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government and to generate additional revenue by broadening the tax base, enforcing tax collection through points of sale (POS), automating the supply chain, using the track and trace system, and pursuing single-window operations.
“Why are you not pursuing our five programmes of broadening, using POS, supply chain automation, track and trace and single window to increase taxes. We added Rs1.4tr revenue this year and would have added Rs1.9tr in 2023 without crippling new taxes,” he tweeted.
On the other hand, Umar, the former planning minister, tweeted that the country…