Nawaz Sharif paid no wealth tax in seven years

Islamabad, May 18 (IANS) Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif paid Rs.9.77 million in wealth tax from 1993 to the end of his “forced exile” in November 2007, but has not paid any wealth tax over the past seven years.

A document detailing tax payments by Sharif, submitted by him to the National Assembly, showed the wealth tax column as blank from 2009 to 2016. It also did not mention the taxes paid in the fiscal year 2008-2009, Dawn online reported.

Sharif remained in exile in Saudi Arabia from December 2000 to November 2007.

The statement showed Rs.2.49 million was paid as income tax during the current fiscal year, but the column for agricultural tax was blank.

Another document showed that 12 industrial units owned by the Sharif group paid Rs.9.87 billion in taxes between October 1993 and April 2016.

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