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

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

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...more

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
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Boys walk past the Polo Lounge, one of two up-market restaurants co-owned by Pakistan's Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar, in Islamabad December 11, 2012. REUTERS/Faisal Mahmood

Boys walk past the Polo Lounge, one of two up-market restaurants co-owned by Pakistan's Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar, in Islamabad December 11, 2012. REUTERS/Faisal Mahmood

Boys walk past the Polo Lounge, one of two up-market restaurants co-owned by Pakistan's Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar, in Islamabad December 11, 2012. REUTERS/Faisal Mahmood
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An elderly woman begs along a sidewalk in a business district in Karachi December 10, 2012. Almost 70 percent of Pakistani lawmakers did not file income taxes last year, the Center for Investigative Reporting in Pakistan, an investigative journalism group said on Wednesday, highlighting deep flaws in a taxation system that has drawn repeated criticism from Western aid donors. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro

An elderly woman begs along a sidewalk in a business district in Karachi December 10, 2012. Almost 70 percent of Pakistani lawmakers did not file income taxes last year, the Center for Investigative Reporting in Pakistan, an investigative journalism...more

An elderly woman begs along a sidewalk in a business district in Karachi December 10, 2012. Almost 70 percent of Pakistani lawmakers did not file income taxes last year, the Center for Investigative Reporting in Pakistan, an investigative journalism group said on Wednesday, highlighting deep flaws in a taxation system that has drawn repeated criticism from Western aid donors. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro
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A man sits with his children as he begs along a sidewalk in Peshawar December 11, 2012. Almost 70 percent of Pakistani lawmakers did not file income taxes last year, the Center for Investigative Reporting in Pakistan, an investigative journalism group said on Wednesday, highlighting deep flaws in a taxation system that has drawn repeated criticism from Western aid donors. REUTERS/Fayaz Aziz

A man sits with his children as he begs along a sidewalk in Peshawar December 11, 2012. Almost 70 percent of Pakistani lawmakers did not file income taxes last year, the Center for Investigative Reporting in Pakistan, an investigative journalism...more

A man sits with his children as he begs along a sidewalk in Peshawar December 11, 2012. Almost 70 percent of Pakistani lawmakers did not file income taxes last year, the Center for Investigative Reporting in Pakistan, an investigative journalism group said on Wednesday, highlighting deep flaws in a taxation system that has drawn repeated criticism from Western aid donors. REUTERS/Fayaz Aziz
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