CM’s advisor denounces enforcing tax on hospitals
KARACHI:Advisor to Chief Minister Sindh on Information, Law and Anti-Corruption Barrister Murtaza Wahab has said that the incompetent selected government of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf has also made hospitals and health sector as a means of earning.
This advisor said in his statement today that PTI led government should avoid taking cruel decisions regarding imposing tax on hospitals and health sector. He said that the Sindh government had invested billions of rupees in improvement of health sector and hospitals of Sindh.
Wahab further said that Sindh regime had been providing state of the art health facilities to the masses, but the federal government, which came to power to provide facilities to the people of Pakistan, had failed to fulfill its promises. All sectors of life are deteriorating day by day and Niazi government is busy to issue notices of Sales Tax to the hospitals. The advisor said that the health facilities are the basic right of the people.
“Sindh government is transforming its hospitals and health sector with the state of the art facilities where people across Sindh as well as Pakistan are visiting to seek health facilities. Why the federal government is not extending welfare measures to the people so he can enjoying their life with all perks and privileges.
“The people of Pakistan, especially in Sindh, have no electricity, water, green line project. Due to the inflation, masses are also facing trouble asessential commodities are too much hiked and it is difficult for people to take their daily food.” He said that it was wrong for the FBR to give notice of sales tax to the hospitals.
Wahab said that now the hospital had also been under sales tax. The advisor said that the electricity and gas companies had received orders from the federal government to implement standard sales tax on hospitals. He said that the implementation of sales tax is abusive for healthcare facilities in the country.
Wahab said that the unfair government of Tehreek-e-Insaf had destroyed every sector of the country adding that when the hospitals also taxed, health facilities would go away beyond the reach of the masses. Wahab said that the Pakistan Peoples Party had never disturbed the sectors of necessities of life and welfare of masses. “All these types of measures of tax may kindly be withdrawn so that the people could pass their life easily.”
Meanwhile, Wahab has said that the negotiation between the nurses alliance had become successful and the nurses returned back to their protesting camp at Karachi Press Club. He said that the notification as per demands of nurses would be issued within 24 hours.
Wahab condemned the arrest of former Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and said that the arrest before evidence of the allegation from the court of law was illegal and PPP strongly condemned it. All these arrests are being accomplished under the directives from Bani Gala. The leaders of Pakistan Peoples Party and Pakistan Muslim Leagues are the victims of political revenge of Niazi and his cabinet members. He said that no offence has been proved upon Asif Ali Zardari and Faryal Talpur. NAB and the Federal Government should take diligence in making any decision.