Agri tax must to bridge rich and poor gap: Imran Khan

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan has said that the present corrupt system of the state is close to collapse. Addressing a meeting organised by the Pakistan Tanners Association here on Saturday, he said that the present system could not be changed with cooperation of the political parties. He said that all the parties had their own interest in the so-called ‘elite democracy’. “Our ruling elite’s object is to come into power instead of helping the masses”, he added.

While commenting on the tax system, he urged the federal government to impose taxes on agriculture, adding that because of indirect taxation the whole money of the poor went to the rich. He said transfer of resources was actually going from the poor to the rich and hence the gap between the poor and the rich was increasing with every passing day.

“There is only one solution and that is the complete change, as poverty is increasing and people are committing suicide because they do not have enough to eat. Inflation is going up and we are endeavouring to safeguard small elite in connivance with the IMF”, Imran added. He observed that the present government was standing for upholding the status quo, which represented an unjust system and corruption.

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