Lahore (Web Desk): Prime Minister Imran Khan has once again urged the nation to fully avail the asset declaration scheme in order to help the country stand on its own feet and lift the people out of poverty.
"I am appealing to all of you to take part in the Asset Declaration Scheme that we have brought, because if we don't pay taxes, we will not be able to raise our country up," the premier said while addressing the nation on Monday, ahead of the federal budget for fiscal year 2019-20, which is scheduled to be announced on Tuesday.
"We will need to change ourselves if we want to become a great country," he added.
“People can declare their benami assets and accounts under this scheme by 30th of this month. He said after this time, the people will not get this opportunity again,” the premier said.
The prime minister said the government has the information about benami accounts and assets which has never been before it. We have signed agreements with different countries on the matter.
“Pakistan’s debt reached thirty thousand billion rupees from six thousand billion rupees over the last ten years,” he recalled.
PM Imram said Pakistan is ranked amongst the few most charitable nations but in terms of payment of taxes, we rank far below. He said this nation has the capacity to generate ten thousand billion rupees in taxes.