FM Qureshi says no nation can prosper under the burden of debt

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi tweeted about the country’s drive to increase its tax base.

“No nation can prosper under the burden of debt. The only way out is by increasing our tax base and documenting the economy,” Qureshi wrote on the micro-blogging website.

The foreign minister urged every Pakistani to play their part, pay taxes and encourage others to do the same.

The government of Prime Minister Imran Khan has made increasing the country’s tax base a top priority. During an appearance on media last month, the prime minister urged Pakistanis to start paying their taxes, assuring them that their money would be put to good use.

“People think their tax won’t be spent on them. They believe it’ll be stolen or won’t be spent on them. However, I promise it would definitely be spent on them,” Prime Minister Khan said.