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Shahid Khaqan Abbasi Is Among Pakistan’s Top 5 Tax-payers

According to a list issued by the FBR, the PML-N leader paid Rs 30 crore tax in a year becoming the fifth highest taxpayer. Islamabad (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News – 21st February, 2019) Former Prime Minister and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz .
Islamabad (Urdu Point / Pakistan Point News 21st February, 2019) Former Prime Minister and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Shahid Khaqan Abbasi is among the top five tax payers of the country.Shahid Khaqan Abbasi was the only member from Islamabad to pay the highest amount of tax.According to a list issued by the FBR, the PML-N leader paid Rs 30 crore tax in a year becoming the fifth highest taxpayer.
An awards distribution ceremony dedicated to the top tax payers was held in Islamabad on Wednesday.Prime Minister Imran was the guest of honour on the occasion and awarded the tax-payers.The former prime minister, however, did not attend the ceremony despite an invitation from the government. He stated that he did not want to receive an award from a government that itself does not pay tax.Talking to tv channels, Abbasi said that this is not something new as he has been paying his taxes for the last 32 years.He said that it is illegal for the Federalboard of Revenue to make the list public as it is confidential information. Shahid Khaqan Abbasi is the owner of Air Blue, a private airline. He is one of the richest parliamentarians in Pakistan owning a house in Islamabad, a restaurant business, and land properties in Murree besides Air Blue.

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