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Pakistani Perception on Taxation System


Pakistan is the sixth largest country of the world with a population of
approximately 174 million.(1) Despite its large human resource, Pakistan is an
under developed country with GDP per capita of $26,00 which is on the rank
171 in the whole world.**(1) Unemployment is widespread (15% approximately).
According to 2006 estimates, 24% of the population was living below the
poverty line.(1) A large proportion of the population is illiterate. The literacy
level in age 15 and above is 50%. This is 63% for males and 36% for the female
population. (2005 estimate)(1) Majority of the population lives in rural areas
Collection of taxes is an important aspect of Government policies on
Economy. This Report is based on some of the surveys carried out by Gallup
Pakistan over the last three decades. They represent the views of a common
man about the tax system in the country.