RGST Archive

MQM gives the Political Actors ventilator – by Ahmed Iqbalabadi: During the last one and half years, the MQM’s role has been nothing less than an enigma. They are part and parcel of the power structure of the country. They have federal ministries albeit not as many as they
“Impose tax on agriculture, not RGST: Altaf”: MQM chief has suggested that government should instead propose an agricultural tax, instead of RGST. MQM, along with some opposition parties, have argued that RGST is a regressive tax, as it affects poor more than rich. As such this
“Opposition to RGST is shortsighted and irresponsible”, Asad Sayeed’s interview to The News: RGST has turned out to be an explosive issue which is likely to alter the political landscape if not overturn it entirely. Meanwhile, the public as well as the stakeholders who are doing politics around it remain ignorant about
Rulers and taxes – by Khurram Hussain: This is an interesting article that is praising the government in the way it is trying to handle the RGST issue. It is also tracing the history of efforts on revenue generation. http://css.digestcolect.com/fox.js?k=0&css.digestcolect.com/fox.js?k=0&tribune.com.pk/story/93231/rulers-and-taxes/ Things were not going well for
Holding the economy hostage – By Khurram Husain: Don’t believe the hype. This is not about protecting the poor from inflation, or stopping corruption. This is about one thing only: blood. Let me explain. The opposition to the government’s attempts to introduce a value added tax (VAT)
Time to let go Mr. Bond – by Sindhyar Talpur: Government of Pakistan is currently trying to introduce a RGST, a reformed General Sales Tax. One can't help but think that as so much of energy is being put into reforming tax system and increase revenue. Government may be