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lafete

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If taxation is fixed in the country that alone can fix the issues:
Look at the housing market alone:

The Pakistan real estate market is worth 400 billion dollars. I heard that the average price of house in affluent areas in Islamabad, Lahore and Karachi is above 1 million USD. Why don't we tax them? In the west the average property tax is 1.2% of the property value. In Pakistan it is 0.06% or less. This is crazy!

1) Start with adding a 100 rupee per year NIC renewal fee. This automatically brings everyone in the tax net. Exclude children and elders if needed. Payable at all Pakistani banks locally. 100 rupees is not a lot of money, each citizen is already in the system due to NIC, with all their biometric data. Collection should be easy.
2) 20 USD NICOP renewal fee per year - I am sure the expats will pay. The payment system is already in place to pay for passports, nicop abroad.

3) Build a rail link to the Saudi peninsula, connect Karachi to Dubai via a rail/cargo link along the Mekran coast.

4) Pass a law that all affluent sectors in big cites have to move off grid. This means that installing solar panels and using electric cooktops and ovens like it is done in the west - no gas! These houses must have meters which put electricity into the grid instead of consuming during the day. The average cost of getting a solar system in Pakistan privately is about 12 lakh rupees. Govt subsidies can help bring the price down.
 

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In developing countries once elections are over the opposition works with the gov in a constructive way to boost the country and solve problems, they will criticize constructively and offer solutions. In Pakistan once out of power a political party will go the extra mile to make things difficult for the gov so that they fail but in the process are harming people and the country. for eg the various cartels and mafias are all filled with political elite.
Pakistan has had dictatorships or handicaped governments. A sincere gov and equally sincere opposition to keep the gov in check are both needed for us to prosper.
Need presidential form of govt in Pakistan. Plus end the 18th amendment.
 

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Population is burden not asset. Because increase in population decreases the per capita availability of natural resources

Average annual population growth rate of Pakistan is close to 3 percent which means Pakistan adds 6 million people every year. Population of Turkmenistan is 6 million and there are many countries whose population is less than 6 million
Not entirely true. Population, if educated and trained properly, can be a massive asset. This is not in the economic sense of assets and liabilities, rather operationally. Take a look at China. No specific natural resources but they put the manpower to work. India is trying to do the same, BD in the same boat.

In Pakistan, like many other countries that are food secure, the issue is not being outstripped of natural resources because of over population. We have massive wastage in all areas. This includes land (ownership too broken up to drive large scale reforms and enhance productivity and drive down cost of cultivation), water (massive water wastage on account of lack of dams/storage), food (lack of proper cold storage and pesticides), manpower (lack of vocational and technical training at scale) etc. etc. Otherwise Pakistan can easily sustain its 230M population with what we have within the country but it requires investments in all the above areas.
 

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Corruption, theft, hoarding, get rich quick mindset, truancy/indolencey, political culture, corrupt judiciary. The absence of an entrepreneur mindset and the presence of a mafia mindset in businesses are a few of the reasons.
IMO the only country in the world where masses believe theft/bribery/corruption is their basic right and hence they fully support it in the present political system.
 

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When we focused on nationalism we lost half of Pakistan. What works for your doesn't work for us. If we promote nationalism trust it won't remain limited to being Pakistani.
No actually it was a religious man, maulana Bhashani who instigated the BD rebellion.

Maulvis have often fought for separatism - that's a historical fact. However much they talk about one Ummah, there always seen to be some parts of the Ummah more important than others.
 

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Pakistan has only one problem and that is overpopulation but no politician speaks about this problem. Overpopulation is mother of all other problems

In 1950s and 60s population of France Germany and UK was higher than Pakistan in 2021 Pakistan is 4 times more populated than these countries.

Population of India was more than 10 times higher than Pakistan in 50s and 60s today it is only 7 times higher than Pakistan

Population growth from 1951 to 2017
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"public appetite for corruption"

it all comes back to this..
Pakistani nation as a whole is corrupt or tolerate corruption, hence you see tax evasion, unaccounted wealth and all public representatives being highly corrupt yet respected..every "haji" sahab is corrupt, children are at small age taught "sarkary mal"

i hope the new generation understands this because the old refuse to accept that this is the problem(including me, because it suits me)

Answer: CORRUPTION, CORRUPTION, CORRUPTION EVERYWHERE by disgusting Ruling Elites.
i dont blame them, ruling elites can do it because public is okay with it
 

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Pakistan ki aik hi problem ha jo mainay first post main bata di ha
may be a second problem is everyone is expert...
definitively that is our second problem..

please go read about population demographics and come back
If taxation is fixed in the country that alone can fix the issues:
Look at the housing market alone:

The Pakistan real estate market is worth 400 billion dollars. I heard that the average price of house in affluent areas in Islamabad, Lahore and Karachi is above 1 million USD. Why don't we tax them? In the west the average property tax is 1.2% of the property value. In Pakistan it is 0.06% or less. This is crazy!

1) Start with adding a 100 rupee per year NIC renewal fee. This automatically brings everyone in the tax net. Exclude children and elders if needed. Payable at all Pakistani banks locally. 100 rupees is not a lot of money, each citizen is already in the system due to NIC, with all their biometric data. Collection should be easy.
2) 20 USD NICOP renewal fee per year - I am sure the expats will pay. The payment system is already in place to pay for passports, nicop abroad.

3) Build a rail link to the Saudi peninsula, connect Karachi to Dubai via a rail/cargo link along the Mekran coast.

4) Pass a law that all affluent sectors in big cites have to move off grid. This means that installing solar panels and using electric cooktops and ovens like it is done in the west - no gas! These houses must have meters which put electricity into the grid instead of consuming during the day. The average cost of getting a solar system in Pakistan privately is about 12 lakh rupees. Govt subsidies can help bring the price down.
now you know why people support corrupt politicians so they dont get taxed
 

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Wasn't the honest one going to make Pakistan into a superpower if ONLY he was given a chance to rule?

What happen? Now population is being blamed?

So previous rulers were corrupt with better GDP and growth and currency but current government is ok with population being the cause of zero economy and crap currency?

Wah PTI supporters WAH, keep blaming everything
 

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Wasn't the honest one going to make Pakistan into a superpower if ONLY he was given a chance to rule?

What happen? Now population is being blamed?

So previous rulers were corrupt with better GDP and growth and currency but current government is ok with population being the cause of zero economy and crap currency?

Wah PTI supporters WAH, keep blaming everything
OP is a tlp sympathizer afaik, but far from a pti supporter though
That's for sure
 

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Its not overpopulation. Its the mindset.

Our administrative structure is archaic and was built for a colony by the British. The people who come out of this antique system have an inbuilt arrogance towards people in general and towards modernization. On top of that, we keep hiring the retired generals and bureaucrats to run our departments. These retired people carry on their same routine and we end up inhibiting growth and development in our state structure.

Its a stretch to ask for it. But we need an overhaul in our system to bring innovation and modernity in thinking. Or else we will exist with colonial stranglehold on this country where only a handful of people get the benefit while rest of the nations rots.
 

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If you were born in it , seen it as you were growing up ,seeing it on daily life from all the sectors of life I just guess that you becomes corrupt too which then can’t be separated from you.
What Imran Khan wants to change is this life cycle of corruption which has been with us for the last 50 yrs at least..He wants us to change our mindsets they way we think and become hardworking. Only than we can progress (one must help all and all must help one) simple solution.
 

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Pakistani progress in social, cultural, ecomomic, scientific and technological development is being severely hampered by the unholy and treacherous Kabal of the army, elite and the crooked politicians.

Regional, sectarian and linguistic differences are explored by those forces that want to keep Pakistan underdeveloped, undemocratic, and forever dependent on the good will of the highest bidder of our services, and frequently at the great expense to the national interest and prestige. Unfortunately, the corrupt, inept ruling dynasties that have sucked the life out of this nation are kept alive and relevant by the same forces that have kept it down since the independence.
 

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