Just when you think that our politicians have broken all records in shaming themselves, along comes a new story that makes you revisit and reevaluate what’s real and whats not.
Everyone knows the case of Panama leaks by now and how the top leadership of the country thinks that its a non-issue at best. Stashing millions of dollars abroad is chump change according to the elite here.
And then there’s Fazal Khan, a common man who has worked and labored like most Pakistanis, who takes home a monthly salary of Rs. 17,000, is being sent extremely bizarre notices from the Federal Board of Revenue.
Here’s what the notice tells Mr. Fazal: Submit your wealth, tax details since your name is in Panama Papers.
The poor man is clueless about what Panama is actually all about.
These very same papers and their publication has brought down leaders in other countries. And Mr. Fazal is now been hounded by the tax authorities for holding offshore assets abroad.
Media reports cited that Fazal Khan lives in a humble setting with a normal lifestyle. He has been employed for 14 years in job that currently pays him Rs. 17,000.
It boggles the mind that such double standards are employed in Pakistan – one for the rich and famous, the other for the rest of the populace that just wants to make ends meet.
We will continue to update the story as more details come in.