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Muhammad Hammad Azhar

PTI govt grapples with an old problem: How to get people to pay taxes

ISLAMABAD: Muhammad Hammad Azhar, one of the youngest ministers in Pakistan’s new government, is the latest in a long line of officials to face a problem that undermines his country’s development: getting people to start paying income taxes. Ending a culture of rampant tax evasion is expected to be high on the agenda in negotiations this month with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) as cash-strapped Pakistan seeks a second bailout since 2013. As state minister for revenue, Azhar, 37, says he is planning for…