KARACHI: On Tuesday, Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari slammed the federal government and said the Sindh govt is the only one preforming on expanding tax base.
Bilawal took to Twitter and said, “The federal government keeps showing record low tax collection and Prime Minister Imran Khan blames 18th amendment for federal government money problems.”
“Sindh is the only government preforming on expanding tax base. Sales tax collection jumps 9pc and we have the lowest sales tax,” he added.
The sales tax collection by the Sindh Revenue Board recorded a growth of around 9 percent during the first three quarters of 2018-19, according to reports.
The federal government keeps showing record low tax collection & IK blames 18th amendment for federal government money problems. #Sindh is the only government preforming on expanding tax base. Sales tax collection jumps 9pc & we have the lowest sales tax! https://t.co/WZ1FklysGn
— BilawalBhuttoZardari (@BBhuttoZardari) April 2, 2019
On Saturday, while addressing a gathering at Ghotki, PM Imran slammed 18th amendment and blamed this constitutional amendment—passed in 2010 by PPP and Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) for incurring losses to national exchequer.
18th Amendment is the right granted to provinces to spend on education, defence and health.