Tax evasion in Pakistan


Tax evasion in Pakistan

Tax evasion is a major problem in most backward and developing countries. It indicates our moral, social and religious downfall. It is a matter of great shame that in spite of becoming a nuclear power, we are far behind other nations in the way of character and faith. There are many factors which are responsible for tax evasion. Illiteracy, poverty and false ideas of society are the major cause of this social evil. However , a close  analysis reveals that craze for wealth and power is this base of all kind of tax evasion. People have become greedy and selfish . They do not know the virtues of love, sympathy and sacrifice.

Tax evasion has become one of the most important problem of all the world especially of the third world countries like Pakistan. It is full of danger of evil impacts. It destabilizes and demoralizes nation and gives birth to depression and frustration in the society and static. It creates and spread of feelings of uncertainty , instability and insecurity among the masses. If it creeps in society, it eats into its vitals and soon roots out inner strength. It destroys its outer spender, economic over the world. Lawlessness becomes order of the day due to poverty, tax evasion, violence, indiscipline’s, moral and economic fabric of nation will be collapsed.

Tax evasion is highly dangerous and devastating for country like Pakistan that has a weak economy and political instability. If the evil of tax evasion is not nipped in the bud it may spread like a bush fire and engulf the whole nation or region like and epidemic. Tax evasion badly shatters people’s faith in institution and supremacy of the constitution. It deprives masses from mental, physical, spiritual, moral and economic health, It also paves way for bloody revulsion and military take-overs.

The main cause of tax evasion are illiteracy, poverty, economic policies of government and man’s burning desire to become rich and bigwig over night. Tax evasion creates economic pressure, social and economic injustice. Feudalism, capitalism and uneven distribution of wealth and opportunities, non-availability of basic necessities and fundamental right also spread.

Non-availability of education, health care and jobs also paves the spread tax evasion . External factor like agencies of neighboring states like India also play vital role in spreading tax evasion. In Pakistan in order to destabilize it.

In the end way cay stat our officers as well as the scholar, educationist, political parties, NGO’s and national mass media should take necessary steps to eradicated this wicked problem for the best national and human interest. Only then we can raise our heads as free dignified nation.

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