Calling it an act of political victimization, the PML-N has threatened to resign from all assemblies if Shabbar Zaidi’s dreadful proposal of levying a heavy tax on more than one marriages.
“You can see that the proposal is only Shehbaz Sharif specific,” said his lone supporter in the PML-N on the condition of anonymity, while Khawaja Saad Rafiq said that hopefully, treasury benches would also oppose the move.
“Dr Amir Liaquat Hussain has assured Shehbaz Sharif that he will even considering resign from the assembly if the second and third marriage become a taxable commodity,” he told his brother Khawaja Salman Rafique at the Camp Jail.
Earlier in the day, Federal Board of Revenue Chairman Shabbar Zaidi said he had forgotten to tax marriages, and now the first marriage would be taxed at Rs1 million, second marriage Rs50 million and the third marriage Rs100 million.
“In case of the fourth marriage, we will compensate the couple because, with four marriages, you are not able to pay tax,” he said. His marriage has pleased Mustafa Khar and several others.
Minister Fawad Chaudhry, who is also a veteran of two marriages, however, hailed the taxation on marriages, saying that very soon clerics would also cry foul.
Marvi Memon also welcomed the new tax.
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