Prime Minister Imran Khan has urged citizens to declare their assets and bank accounts under the government’s Assets Declaration Scheme by June 30 in order to avoid legal action.
According to sources, the prime minister said that the government has received all information about properties and bank accounts abroad.
“We have introduced a scheme for declaration of the assets. This is the easiest one. This is valid till June 30. This is an opportunity for you to declare your properties and bank accounts. You will not get such a chance after June 30,” PM Imran remarked in his televised message to the nation.
PM Khan said that only one per cent of 220 million Pakistanis pay taxes.
“It means one per cent Pakistanis carries the burden of 220 million people,” the prime minister said. “It is impossible… no country can serve its people if people don’t pay taxes.”
He assured the people that their tax money will be spent on them and the country.
“I give you a guarantee that I won’t let your money be stolen,” he added.