Pakistani politician Imran Khan, chief of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party, speaks to media after casting his vote at a polling station for the parliamentary elections in Islamabad, Pakistan, Wednesday, July 25, 2018. After an acrimonious campaign, polls opened in Pakistan on Wednesday to elect the country's third straight civilian government, a first for this majority Muslim nation that has been directly or indirectly ruled by its military for most of its 71-year history. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)
Imran Khan is expected to take over as Pakistan's prime minister in the coming days © AP

Asad Umar, Imran Khan’s likely finance minister (July 30), should read a tax reform plan entitled “Towards Flat, Low-Rate, Broad and Predictable Taxes” by Huzaima Bukhari and Ikramul Haq. The study, published by Policy Research Institute of Market Economy (PRIME), analyses the structural and operational weaknesses of the existing tax system at the federal level and suggests alternative solutions in the areas that require fundamental reforms.

Furthermore, this tax reform plan will dramatically change the structure of taxation in Pakistan by correctly aligning incentives to promote economic growth and voluntary tax compliance.

Rizwan Rawji
Rhode-St-Genèse, Belgium

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