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March 12, 2013
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180 MNAs had declared no income tax in 2008

March 12, 2013

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ISLAMABAD: The amendments in the election nomination papers will bring many tax-evading politicians into the net as 181 MNAs had declared zero income tax in their sworn affidavits when they contested the 2008 elections.
Others who had claimed payment of taxes included 98 MNAs who declared less than Rs100,000 tax and only 10 lawmakers claimed paying more than one million rupees, reveals a study by The News of their 2008 nomination papers.
Again, the tax amount mentioned by them was not verifiable since there was no mechanism in place to do so as is being evolved now through coordination with Nadra and FBR

to identify bad eggs. The MNAs who hadn’t paid a penny in income tax by the time of the 2008 elections also included prominent leaders such as Asfandyar Wali, Mehboobullah Jan (who was declared the richest MNA), Faisal Karim Kundi, Maulana Ataur-Rehman, Maulana Fazlur Rehman, Engr. Amir Muqam, Najm-ud-Din Khan, Lal Mohammad Khan Chitan, Noor-ul-Haq Qadri, Nazar Muhammad Gondal, Sardar Assef Ahmad Ali, Syed Samsam Bokhari, Manzoor Wattoo, Khurram Jehangir Wattoo, Yusuf Raza Gilani, Tehmina Daultana, Hina Rabbani Khar, Jamshed Dasti, Riaz Pirzada, Hamid Saeed Kazmi, Makhdoom Shahab-ud-Din, Ali Mohammad Mahar, Shahid Bhutto, Amin Faheem, Naveed Qamar, Yousaf Talpur, Humayun Aziz Kurd, Dr Ayatullah Durrani, Justice (retd) Fakhar-un-Nisa Khokhar, Mamoona Hashmi, Naushaan Saeed, Nafisa Shah, Farah Naz Ispahani, Haji Ghulam Ahmed Bilour and the late Shahbaz Bhatti.
Others in this category were Noor Alam Khan, Arbab Zahir Khan, Tariq Khattak, Osman Khan, Parvez Khan, Dilawar Shah, Ajmal Khan, Haider Ali Shah, Sardar Mushtaq, Faiz Muhammad Khan, Nawaz Khan, Abdul Mateen, Muzaffar-ul-Mulk, Syed Allauddin, Shehzada Mohiuddin, Malik Azmat Khan, Bilal Rehman, Sajid Hussain Toori, Jawad Hussain, Kamran Khan, Maulana Abdul Malik Wazir, Akhunzada Zafar Beg, Muhammad Safdar, Malik Ibrar Ahmad, Haji Parvez Khan, Raja Safdar, Raja Asad, Ghias Ahmad Mela, Syed

Javed Hussain Shah, Tariq Bajwa, Malik Nawab Sher Wasan, Rahila Perveen, Syed Enayat Ali Shah, Farkhanda Amjad, Barrister Usman Ibrahim, Rana Nazir Ahmad, Mudassar Qayyum Nahra, Justice (retd) Iftikhar Cheema, Saira Tarar, Jamil Malik, Tariq Tarar, Rana Abdul Sattar, Sumira Naz, Ch. Tariq Anees, Bilal Yasin, Ch Naseer Bhutta, Malik Afzal Khokhar, Rana Afzal Hussain, Ch Barjees Tahir, Saeed Zafar, Mazhar Hayat Khan, Rana Ishaq, Capt. (retd) Rai Ghulam Mujtaba Kharl, Sajjad-ul-Hassan, Liaqat Ali Khan, Dewan Ashiq Bokhari, Siddique Khan Baloch, Hayatullah Khan, Pir Aslam Bodla, Syed Imran Shah, Ghulam Farid Kathia, Zahid Iqbal, Nauman Lagrial, Sardar Mansab Dogar, Salman Mohsin, Rana Zahid Hussain, Nazir Ahmad Jatt, Azeem Daultana, Mehmood Hayat alias Tochi Khan, Khawaja Shiraz, Dost Muhammad Mazari, Mohsin Qureshi, Moazzam Jatoi, Abdul Qayyum Jatoi, Saqlain Bokhari, Arif Aziz Sheikh, Amir Hayat Waran, Mian Abdul Sattar, Javed Iqbal, Nughman Islam Sheikh, Mian Abdul haq alias Mian Mitho, Nazir Ahmad Bughio, Amer Magsi, Mir Nasrullah Khan, Ghulam Murtaza Jatoi, Fazal Shah Jillani, Shamshad Sattar, Ghulam Ali Nizamani, Munawar Talpur, Arabab Zakaullah, Ghulam Haider, Abdul Ghani Talpur, Talat Iqbal Mahesar, Roshan Deed Junejo, Abdul Wahid Soomro, Sheikh Salah-ud-din, Farhat Mehmmod Khan, Sufyan Yousaf, Dr Nadeem Ehsan, Abdul Rashid, Syed Asif Husnain, Sajid Ahmad, Nasir Shah alias Syed Abbas, Sardar Umar Goraij, Molvi Roz-ud-Din, Molvi Ismatullah, Mir Ahmadan Khan Bugti, Taj Muhammad Jamali, Usman Advocate, Ehsanullah Reki, Yaqoob Bizenjo, Palwasha Mohammad Zai, Qudsia Arshad, Tahira Aurangzeb, Nighat Parveen Mir, Khalida Mansur, Shehnaz Salim, Sabeen Rizvi, Suraya Asghar, Tasneem Siddiqui, Shaheen Ashfaq, Dr Naheed Shahid Ali, Imrana Saeed Jamil, Shagufta Sadiq, Reena Kumari, Jamila, Khurshid Begum, Mehr-un-Nisa Afridi, Farhat Begum, Zobaida Jalal, Zil-e-Huma, Lal Chand, Dr Mahesh Kumar, Dr Nelson Azeem, and Dr Aresha Kumar.
24 MNAs paid income tax between Rs100 to Rs10,000. Prominent in this group are Mumtaz Alam Gillani, Rana Farooq Saeed, Qamar Zaman Kaira, Nawabzada Malik Ammad, Farzana Raja, Marvi Memon and Abdul Qadir Patel. Others bracketed with them are: Sheikh Rohail Asghar, Dr. Imtiaz Bokhari, Akhtar-ul-Iqbal Qadri, Abdul Waseem, Rana Tanveer Hussain, Parveen Masood Bhatti, Salah-ud-Din, Sahibzada Murtaza Amin, Omer Sohail Zia Butt, Murtaza Javed Abbasi, Mehmood Bashir Virk, Sardar Irfan Dogar, Nuzhat Sadiq, Fauzia Ejaz, Bilal Virk, Abdul Ghafoor Ch and Darshan, a minority MNA.
13 MNAs paid income tax between Rs10,000 to Rs20,000 including former president late Farooq Leghari, Asma Alamgir, Ch Wajahat Hussain, Engineer Khurramn Dastgir, Dr Ch Tariq Fazal and Munir Orakzai. Others in this category are Waseem Akhtar Sheikh, Rubina Qaimkhani, Haji Akram Ansari, Shirin Arshad, Malik Shakir Bashir, Shaukatullah, and Shakeela Khanum Rashid.
33 MNAs paid income tax between Rs20,000 to Rs30,000, mostly returning MNAs whose tax (Rs24, 232) was deducted from the National Assembly’s salary. Prominent in this group are Prime Minister Raja Parvaiz Ashraf, Imtiaz Safdar Warraich, Samina Khalid Ghurki, Dr Azra Fazl Pechho, Aftab Shah Jillani, Rukhsana Banguash, Fauzia Wahab, Dr Arbab Alamgir Khan, Fauzia Habib, Zafar Ali Shah, Makhdoom Javed Hashmi, Khawaja Asif, Abid Sher Ali, Kh. Saad Rafique, Kashmala Tariq, Haider Abbas Rizvi, Sahibzada Haji Fazl Karim and Khawaja Muhammad Khan Hoti.
Others in this category are Liaqat Abbas Bhatti, Iqbal Muhammad Ali, Saif-ud-Din Khosa, Akhtar Khadim alias Khadim Hussain, Maulana M. Qasim, Ayaz Shirazi, Asiya Nasir, Maulvi Agha Muhammad, Amir Jamote, Jadam Mangrio, Sher Muhammad Baloch, Asif Tauseef, Mian Marghoob, Arshad Laghari, and Ramesh Lal.
11 MNAs paid income tax between Rs30,000 to Rs40,000. Prominent in this group are Khurshid Shah, Dr Firdous Ashiq, Mehreen Anwer Raja, Opposition leader Ch. Nisar Ahmad, Yasmeen Rehman, Sardar Mehtab Khan and Ahsan Iqbal. Others in this category are: Samina Mushtaq, Dr Donya Aziz, Munawar Lal, Abdul Kadir Khanzada, Ejaz Virk, and Saima Akhtar Bharwana.
Seven MNAs paid income tax between Rs40,000 to Rs50,000 including Afzal Sindhu, Naseem Akhtar Chaudhry, Sardar Shahjehan Yousaf, Dr Ayub Sheikh, Muhammad Faiz Tamman, Javed Latif, Hanif Abbasi and Saeed Iqbal.
Six MNAs paid income tax between Rs50,000 and Rs60,000. They are Riaz Fatyana, Sardar Talib Nakai, Akram Masih, Bushra Rehman, Belum Hasnain, Farzana Mushtaq,and Kaneez Fiza Junejo.
Four MNAs paid income tax between Rs60,000 to Rs70,000. Among them are Sardar Ayaz Sadiq, Javed Anwar Ch, Begum Ishrat Ashraf and Ghulam Dastgir.
One MNA, Khush Bakht Shujat, paid tax between Rs70,000 to Rs80,000.
Three MNAs paid tax between Rs80,000 to Rs90,000. They are: Tasnim Qureshi, PML-Q’s Sumaira Malik and MQM’s Waseem Akhtar.
Two MNAs paid tax between Rs90,000 to Rs100,000. They are Ch. Pervez Elahi and Saud Majeed.
17 MNAs paid tax between Rs100,000 to Rs200,000: They are: Faryal Talpur, Shah Mehmood Qureshi, PPP-S President Aftab Sherpao, Hamid Yar Hiraj, Ayaz Amir, Zahid Hamid, Anwar Ali Cheema, Kishwar Zahra, Khanzada Khan, Ghulam Bibi Bharwana, Jaafar Laghari, Israr Tareen, Begum Shehnaz Sheikh, Ghous Bux Mahar, Sh. Aftab Ahmad, Abdul Majeed Khan and Ibrahim Jatoi.
Six MNAs paid tax between Rs200,000 to Rs300,000: They are: Faisal Saleh Hayat, Nabil Gabol, Sherry Rehman, Bushra Gohar, Rashid Akbar Khan and Asim Nazir.
Three MNAs paid tax between Rs300,000 to Rs500,000. They are: Ghulam Mustafa Shah, Anusha Rehman and Anjum Aqeel.
Seven MNAs paid income tax between Rs500,000 to Rs10,000,00: They are: Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Sardar Saleem Haider Khan, Hamza Shehbaz, Attiya Enayatullah, Waqas Akram Sheikh, Humayun Saifullah and Ahmad Mukhtar.
10 MNAs paid tax exceeding one million rupees. They are: Khawaja Sohail Mansoor, Masood Abbas, Jehangir Tareen, Ch Riaz, Dr Fehmida Mirza, Shehnaz Wazir Ali, Humair Hayat Rokhari, Ch Iftikhar Nazir and Nawab Ali.

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