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Nearly half Pakistanis believe the lower income quintile pays taxes much higher than their fair share, while the upper class and corporations pay much lower taxes.

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According to a Gilani Research Foundation Survey carried out by Gallup & Gilani Pakistan, Nearly half Pakistanis believe the lower income quintile pays taxes much higher than their fair share, while the upper class and corporation pay much lower taxes.

A nationally representative sample of men and women from across the four provinces was asked, “In your opinion, are the following groups paying too high, paying too low or paying their fair share in federal taxes?” In response to this question, 46% said the lower income class was paying too high, 14% said it was paying too low, while 40% said it was paying its fair share in the federal taxes. 37% said the middle income class was paying too high, 16% said it was paying too low, while 47% said it was paying its fair share in the federal taxes. 21% said the upper income class was paying too high, 43% said it was paying too low, while 36% said it was paying its fair share in the federal taxes. 31% said the corporations were paying too high, 35% said they were paying too low, while 34% said they were paying their fair share.

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