Withdrawal of tax rebate: PMA activist fears brain drain

Dr Hashmi said that the tax rebate of 75 per cent was introduced in 2000-01 for full-time teachers and researchers.

APP June 21, 2013

KARACHI: A senior member of the Pakistan Medical Association appealed to the authorities to review their decision of withdrawing the tax rebate for teachers and researchers. Dr Samrina Hashmi feared that the measure would adversely affect the health and education sectors. Dr Hashmi said that the tax rebate of 75 per cent was introduced in 2000-01 for full-time teachers and researchers to check the brain drain besides raising the standards of teaching, research, health services and other professional services in the country. Dr Hashmi added that the pay scales in the country were already far lower than in developed countries and the Gulf region and the measure, if implemented, would destroy the gains made in the last 10 years.

Published in The Express Tribune, June 22nd, 2013.

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dr j tipu | 7 years ago | Reply | Recommend

Brain drain? That has been happening constantly since so long......an exodus id call it of intellectuals who now preder to live n be respected elsewhere than living on silly wages and being denued basic necessities of life!

Adnan | 7 years ago | Reply | Recommend

We don't offer good salaries to teachers and researchers,no retirement benefits to university teachers and now tax rebate withdrawn. Looks like we are discouraging research in Pakistan.

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