PAKISTAN

Pakistan, like other developing countries, is facing the daunting challenge of mobilizing domestic revenues in order to create the fiscal space for the critically needed human development for the millions of its population. Successive governments have initiated tax reform programmes in order to achieve this goal, but somehow failed to realize the true revenue potential of the country. Consequently, the tax machinery opts for the short term revenue measures, which help to achieve the short term targets, but further distort the tax system in the long term. The fundamental anomalies include for instance undocumented transactions, unfair tax exemptions, weak enforcement, tax evasion and related massive under-declarations of income and wealth.

  • 2015
  • 2016
  • PROGRESSIVE TAX SYSTEM
    6
  • SUFFICIENT REVENUES
    7
  • EFFECTIVE TAX ADMINISTRATION
    9
  • PRO-POOR PUBLIC SPENDING
    6
  • ACCOUNTABLE PUBLIC FINANCES
    5
  • WELL GOVERNED TAX EXEMPTIONS
    6
  • PROGRESSIVE TAX SYSTEM
    6
  • SUFFICIENT REVENUES
    7
  • EFFECTIVE TAX ADMINISTRATION
    9
  • PRO-POOR PUBLIC SPENDING
    6
  • ACCOUNTABLE PUBLIC FINANCES
    5
  • WELL GOVERNED TAX EXEMPTIONS
    6
0-2
2-4
4-6
6-8
8-10
unfair
fair