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PM Imran to address nation today

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan will address the nation today (Friday). Sources in PM office said that he will talk on amnesty scheme launched by PTI government.

 

The short message of PM Imran would be recorded in next 24 hours and it would be aired after that, sources added.

 

Earlier, Prime Minister Imran Khan urged the countrymen to avail the tax amnesty scheme introduced by the government for avoiding any scrutiny in the future, and help steer the country out of prevailing economic crisis.

 

“We have introduced a scheme for declaration of the assets. This is the easiest one. This is valid till June 30. This is an opportunity for you to declare your benami properties and bank accounts. You will not get such a chance after June 30,” PM Imran had remarked in his televised message to the nation.

 

“By this, we can brighten the future of our children, make the country self-dependent and uplift our poor people. Above all, you will have sound sleep without any fear from any institution. This is in everyone’s interest,” he had said.

 

PM Imran said out of Pakistan’s 220 million population, only one percent is tax filer bearing the burden of the whole population.

 

“This is impossible. No country can serve its people until the people pay taxes,” he said. The tax evasion kept the government from building hospitals, schools and infrastructure besides compelling it to get loans, he added.

 

The prime minister guaranteed that the tax-money would be spent on the people and the country. “I also guarantee that I will not let it be plundered,” he concluded.

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