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Nearly 70 percent of Pakistani lawmakers don't file taxes: group


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Pakistan's state minister for foreign affairs Nawad Malik Ahmed Khan (R) walks out of The Polo Lounge, one of two luxury restaurants co-owned by Pakistan's Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar, in Islamabad December 11, 2012. Hina's spokesman said profits from them are exempt from tax. Almost 70 percent of Pakistani lawmakers did not file income taxes last year, an investigative journalism group said on Wednesday, highlighting deep flaws in a taxation system that has drawn repeated criticism from Western aid donors. REUTERS/Faisal Mahmood