Government Officially Exempts Parliamentarians From Toll Taxes

Following a recent notification from the National Highway Authority (NHA), the government officially exempted senators and members of the National Assembly (MNAs) from toll taxes.

All senators, members of the National Assembly, and representatives to provincial assemblies were no longer exempt from toll taxes under the PTI government. During a recent meeting of the standing committee, Senator Prince Omar Ahmadzai made the decision to reinstate the exemption.

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The assembly members criticize NHA for its bad performance during the meeting. The increase in the toll tax on highways from Rs. 160 to more than Rs. 1,000, according to Senator Saifullah Abro, has made it more challenging for people to use highways.

Senator Kamil Ali Agha added that the department should use the toll tax money to restore the roads first. He claimed that the condition of M2 had made travel challenging.

A Critical Reaction

The government has decided to “relieve” the MNA and senate members of paying toll taxes on highways and motorways as the state economy collapses and inflation soars. Naturally, the public is not pleased with this choice.

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People have harshly criticized the government’s decision to reinstate the toll tax exemption for MNAs, arguing that they ought to be treated equally with the general public. The idea that the government is abusing its power and profiting from corruption and lack of accountability has taken over social media.

The public rejects this strategy, like many others used by the current administration, and instead calls for equal taxation of public employees.

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