Saturday April 20, 2024

Rich or poor?

April 07, 2020

This refers to the article, 'Don’t beg, just tax the wealthy' (April 2). The writer is mistaken in assuming that Imran Khan is a rich man. A look at the PM's last year's tax returns reveals that he paid the equivalent of fifty dollars a month as income tax.

This makes him perhaps the poorest prime minister in the world. Asking him to donate a hundred million rupees is not fair, it would mean selling practically all his property, including his palatial house and agricultural land.

Shakir Lakhani