No nation can prosper under the burden of debt: Qureshi

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ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Monday joined calls for the nation to pay taxes to help Pakistan deal with the debt crisis.

Taking to Twitter, FM Qureshi said that no payment can prosper under the burden of debt.

“The only way out is by increasing our tax base and documenting the economy. We must all play our part, pay our taxes and encourage others to do so as well. If Pakistan prospers, we all prosper,” Qureshi tweeted.

Earlier, Jahangir Khan Tareen also expressed his support for Prime Minister Imran Khan in documenting economy.

“For the first time in our history, a leader is genuinely trying to get Pakistan out of the debt trap. He has taken an extremely bold decision to document the unregistered economy. We all must assist him as he strives 4 a Debt Free Pakistan #BePakistaniPayTaxes,” Tareen tweeted.

The tax campaign has been run by the ruling party’s official Twitter handle.

“There is no government in the world today that does not collect tax in one way or another,and the reason is to sustain itself. Because taxes are the life source of a nation, we should be patriotic to this life source in order to keep the nation functioning,” PTI tweeted.