KARACHI- Jamat-e-Islami Karachi Ameer Hussain Mehanti has welcomed the SC order to declare one percent raise in the General Sales Tax rate without approval from the Parliament unlawful.
He urged the authorities concerned to take legal action against those who tried to implement GST without taking approval from the parliament. He demanded withdrawal of increase in GST as it is an extra burden on poor and middle class people.
Mehanti said that Nawaz government had failed to bring relief to the people of Pakistan as the nation as well as business community have rejected the budget. The dilemma of the country is that we are under huge burden of foreign loans and still trying to take loans from the IMF at high interest rate, he maintained. “Blunders are being surfaced in the budget which proved that Nawaz-led government has learnt nothing from the past,” he added.