Imposition of the latest local government tax

Former Nazim of Karachi Naimatullah Khan has raised concerns over the imposition of the ‘infrastructure tax’ by the City District Government and said that the Sindh Local Government Ordinance does not cover any such amendment.
You can read the rest of the story here.

What I wanted to know is what visitors at Karachi metblog think? Is the imposition of this tax justified and will benefit Karachiites in the long run or is it just another excuse of making some money.

96 Comments so far

  1. بستنی (wasiq) on February 24th, 2009 @ 1:05 am

    some are born great….some achieve greatness….if you are neither…than khaa double roti clerki kar khushi se phool ga…

  2. fasee on February 24th, 2009 @ 9:01 am

    aaj kaal single nahe milti in ko double roti soojh rahi hai.

    apnay ko tu chaand bhi aik bari si roti lagta hai

  3. بستنی (wasiq) on February 24th, 2009 @ 12:01 pm

    idea nahein ho raha yeah kon sa area hai….aaisa karein aap apna cell number likwaein mein Burger bhejwata houn….

  4. balma on February 24th, 2009 @ 8:22 pm

    Jaali Doctor, I am pretty sure you are same as Teeth. naam kaisay kaisay choonay hai’n – aik master hae, aik doctor hae…abay apnee auqaat per aajaa. I wonder why Pakistanis are so fascinated by titles?

    You play good cop / bad cop on KMB. Teeth Master neutral hotay hai’n, doctor, a bad cop.
    Maasoom bacho’n kay jazbaat say khailtay ho toum, zaalim kee aulaad!

    oh, tou yeh KESC kee misaal toum nay Karachi vaalo’n kee hamdardi may dee hae? sau choohay khaa kar, billi haj ko chalee?

    If KESC is an independent organziation, with a role limited to Karachi, and depending on what it negotiates with WAPDA (a corrupt government organziation) and other power suppliers, then the way KESC charges people in its service area has nothing to do with electricity rates in Cheechah-vatnee.

    And, uncle kiss ko bolaa hae?….uncle tou, uncle teraa baap, uncle teray hotay-sotay!

  5. d0ct0r on February 25th, 2009 @ 5:26 pm

    NineZero,( MQM’s terror HQ

    Why am i not surprised.. As is apparent from your previous comments and replies i wasn’t honestly expecting any meaningful response from you anyways.Acting like clowns when exposed is another hallmark of MQMized zealots. From Rabita Committe members all the way down till unit/sector terrorists,MQM comprises of buffoons who blindly follow NROfied absconding grand terrorist.Like in the case of recent sacking and restoration of Saleem Shahzad and Mohammad Anwar from MQM.

    Feb 13: The Muttahida Qaumi Movement expelled on Friday its senior leader Syed Saleem Shahzad from the party for his alleged
    ‘mysterious’ activities.

    In a strongly worded statement, the MQM leadership warned that any member found in contact with Saleem Shahzad would be expelled from the organisation. The statement advised the party activists not to contact another Coordination Committee member, Mohammad Anwar, on any issue or matter relating to the MQM.

    And within two days they restored all 3 of them.. Seems like Saleem Shahzad must have threatened grand terrorist Altaf bai that he’ll go public about the crimes MQMized Altaf have commited against Karachiites.So Altaf instantly restored him back?

  6. d0ct0r on February 25th, 2009 @ 5:29 pm

    Same thing happened on 9th April 2008 when MQMized terrorists burnt 6 people (including a woman) at Tahir Plaza near city courts Karachi and gunned down 6 others,Altaf resigned as MQM’s Cheif(effectively accepting that he and MQM was responsible for these heinous crime),but within 48 hours clown Quaid was back as MQM’s cheif.

  7. d0ct0r on February 25th, 2009 @ 5:31 pm

    Btw your mention of Ummat reminds me of comments made by cheerleader barrister about you sometimes back when you quoted from ummat .

    barristerakc on September 25th, 2008 @ 7:15 pm
    shoaib bhai, don’t call khaled your brother please! he can’t be one of ours. Ummat is Jamat owned newspaper everyone knows it.

  8. khaled90 on February 25th, 2009 @ 8:52 pm

    @ Doctor


    I can understand your frustration as you do try to make an impression against MQM but people of karachi are not paying any attention towards your lies as they know that you are a lair.

    Are you the one who was lieing about Khaled Bin Waleed Father ?

    So when you can tell lies in the name of a dead person what anyone could except from you ?

    lies lies lies and just lies

    so keep lieing

  9. khaled90 on February 25th, 2009 @ 8:54 pm

    Sindhi speaking people also started burning pathan businesses in sindh most recent in Larkana

  10. d0ct0r on February 25th, 2009 @ 10:03 pm

    NineZero,( MQM’s terror HQ

    thats interesting,now you’ve yourself started highlighting MQM’s terrorism against pathans..MQMized terrorists are now active in hyderabad and larkana as well.

  11. concerned on February 25th, 2009 @ 10:58 pm

    @Doctor rona band kar. Tujh pahinay kai 300 ruppe dainay mai takleef ho rahi hai, Apna internet band karwa dai, humra sar ka dard bhi kum hogo aur tum bill bhi dai do gai.

    As for why Khi only? then you know better then that. Khi has never received funds in the past except for when Musharraf was there. where else are you going to get funds to continue building better roads etc.

    And please your beloved Naimatullah didnt do anyting for Khi compared to MK and I for one respect and trust MK for this. This probably goes for most ppl in khi (MQM supporter or not) so you can either keep on crying and dig your self in deeper or let go of your MQM phobia.

    As for burnning Pathan buses hey I would do it if I got the chance and not becuase I am an MQM supporter but becuase a Phatan bus driver hit my cousin so bad she had to spend 6 months in the hospital and the driver just fled the city ie no one was charged for the accident. So dont bring MQM into everything.

  12. concerned on February 25th, 2009 @ 11:02 pm

    pahinay = mahinay

  13. balma on February 26th, 2009 @ 12:41 am

    Too me, Naimatullah’s only crime was his membership in JI. Otherwise, I have heard that he is a pretty decent guy.

    Also, to make Mustafa Kamal Pasha look good, one does not have to make Naimatullah look bad. To make Jinnah look good, one doesn’t have to make Gandhi look bad.

    Or to make Navaz Nosharif look good, we don’t have to make BB (BudBakht) look bad…..oh, wait a minute, they are/were both bad.

  14. d0ct0r on February 26th, 2009 @ 1:03 am

    *d0ct0r pours bucket full of cold water over balma*

    well balma uncle,

    – I have clarified that me and teeth are two different individuals,but if you are still insistent then what can i say..

    – As for that KESC example,the point i was trying to make that nobody wants to be double taxed.instead of double taxing/milking those who are already paying tax,they should get their acts together.plug the loopholes and explore other avenues to generate resources.

    – you sound OLD so i guess unlce title perfectly suits you..

  15. d0ct0r on February 26th, 2009 @ 1:05 am

    A news report about incompetent KESC in today’s paper.

    KESC fails to meet rise in power demand :

    Citizens of Karachi suffered intermittent fluctuations and several rounds of power outages on Tuesday as the KESC failed to generate enough power to meet the rising demand for electricity..In a bid to save on fuel costs, the KESC management has either been shutting down thermal generation units or running them much below their installed capacity..

  16. d0ct0r on February 26th, 2009 @ 1:21 am

    Another letter to editor on this issue..

    Another tax bill

    APROPOS of Akbar Merchant’s letter, ‘Why Karachi alone?’ ( Feb 19 ), I endorse his views as to why only Karachi should be paying all the municipal charges etc.

    Inflation is getting on the nerves of people and now another tax bill of Rs4,000 per year per household has been added to the list.

    My mother, being a widow, is the sole breadwinner of our family. For families like ours, an added tax puts a lot of burden on us.



  17. بستنی (wasiq) on February 26th, 2009 @ 7:48 am

    I believe that property taxes are not always impossed because the king or the council wants money….they are impossed just to keep a check on people living beyond their means….and to make sure that you have enough after tax in hand for the kids and especially the girls everyday expenses….cheers


  18. khaled90 on February 26th, 2009 @ 1:37 pm

    @ Balma

    Naimatullah is not only Jamati but also a Paid ISI employee as well.

    People like doctor and all the jamatis are financed by behind the scene forces, so every week jamat and jamatis staged protests distributes pamphlets and errect banners, i wonder why the people never asked them from where you are getting so much funds for all these activities?

    People working in PTI in karachi are most of them jamatis planted in PTI like sc gen arif alvi father of teeth maestro an ex jamati planted in PTI like ahsan iqbal jamati son of nisar fatima planted in PML N by behind the scene forces.

  19. khaled90 on February 26th, 2009 @ 1:40 pm

    @ Doctor

    you are so desperate about pathans as most of jamat strength and PTI strength are pathans living on enchroached land and doing drug and arms business in karachi and sindh.

    Pathans are widely seen as invaders on sindh by sindhis as they torture and kicked out most of the sindhis from the their old goths in karachi sooo
    sindhis are turning their back against pathans.

    Pathans are been targeted not only in larkana but also in dadu and other total sindhi populations as well.

    See how Shahi Saeed is also crying like You

  20. khaled90 on February 26th, 2009 @ 1:42 pm

    @ Doctor

    Kindly tell us

    Who Imposed Charged Parking in Karachi for the first time which caused huge financial burden on poor people of karachi ?

  21. khaled90 on February 26th, 2009 @ 1:45 pm

    @ KMB

    Why the writing style of doctor is sooo much slimier to Teeth Maestro ?

    @ KMB

    CDGK tenure extended for 6 months .

    MK please use these 6 months to make more bridges in karachi for the people of karachi.

    We love you MQM.

  22. balma on February 26th, 2009 @ 7:56 pm

    Jaali Doctor,
    I guess I am an uncle and a painDu. But, not your uncle. Saalay! apnee umar daikhee hae?

    Because i speak good Urdu, one girl once asked me if I was born in India! Can anyone believe this? Yes Siree Bob!….that is how much burger Karachi people have become.

    Also, I have noticed that if you speak Urdu in Karachi, people think you are not sophisticated. And, they think you are not educated. Another thing I noticed that only chapraasis and drivers now print their wedding invitation cards in Urdu. Poori qaum chay kee Dhakan ho gayee hae!

    Regarding KESC rates, for decades my friends (including industrial types) have been claiming that Karachi power rates are higher than Panjab’s. Finally, we have a true Karachiite, aka jaali doctor, getting the coruage to complain about it.

    Though, Mr. jaali doctor, if you want true democracy (do you?), then Karachi’s local government taxing Karachi’s population has nothing to do with Sahivaal’s policy on such matters.

    The other problem with this is – and this is a long term issue – if every one moves from every where to Karachi, and then they send money to their home districts….and no one pays taxes in Karachi…but uses its roads and water…then we expect Federal govt or provincial governments of provinces that send people to Karachi for work to give money to Karachi. Does that happen? So, jaali doctor, how is Karachi government suppose to pay for its services (assuming they actually provide service and that is whole another discussion)

    No easy answers here, but good try jaali doctor!

  23. balma on February 26th, 2009 @ 7:58 pm

    I have been hearing since ZAB’s time that JI gets money from America. How does it work? Can you do a money flow chart for me?

  24. khaled90 on February 26th, 2009 @ 11:04 pm

    Sir the secret funding of jamat e islami is not hidden.
    every single week they arrange Muzaihiray, errect bannars all around pakistan, and blah blah blah,so have you ever try to find out from where they are getting so much funds to do such activities?
    JI is blue eye of ISI and hameed gul all the fund ISI getting from CIA transfered to gul badeen hikmatyar through jamat e islami i hope you are getting my point.

  25. بستنی (wasiq) on February 26th, 2009 @ 11:11 pm

    namaz kay baad aik jaga jamaa ho gaay…muzaheira ho giya…iss main kya kharcha hota ho ga….maiyat gardee main regal ho aaay…aatejaaj ho giya…kya ?

  26. fasee on February 26th, 2009 @ 11:31 pm

    Mayeet gari me salon ko petrol bhi tu dalna hota huga

    Secondly…jub tak. Jamatiyee mufat ki biryani aur halwa na khaa lain..dhang say bad’dua bhi nahee detay….us per bhi tu kharach ayee ga na….aur kazi ke ghar ka daal roti tu khair pakka hai..ab tusalay ne apni beti ko bhi apnay dhanday me daal liya hai…I mean family business…Quotay pe MPA banaya bhi tu apnay ghar say….jamat ki aurat wing sirf bhashan denay ke liye banwai hai….MPA ki salary tu ghar me ani chayee hai na…..salay sab ke sab hypocrates hain

  27. بستنی (wasiq) on February 26th, 2009 @ 11:41 pm

    hain unkay interviews dekhney ka itifaq hua hai….she is a son of a gun….very intellegent….i must say..

  28. balma on February 27th, 2009 @ 1:54 am

    ACtually, Qazi speaks very well too….esp when you compare him to people like Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain who really sound dumb.

    The problem is their thinking and kartoots. These guys have hijacked the party of Maulana Maududi. Also, generally speaking I don’t think JI people are halvay-maanDay type, though I have nothing against halvaa-maanDaa. In fact, it is part of our culture. I neither support halva-maanDaa, nor against it.
    miltaa hae, tou khaa laitay hai’n….chaahay milaad peRhaa huaa hoe, yaa kissee mandir say aayaa ho!
    Jalaibi milaad perhnay say seedhi nahi’n ho jaati, jalaibi hee rehtee hae (copyrighted by Balma)!

  29. pacifistworld on February 27th, 2009 @ 5:41 am

    People are dying of hunger in Karachi, and government is introducing new ways of fleecing people. What a joke! this happens when people have no power left in their hands. Where judicial system is bought and sold and bruised by the corrupt elite in the society.

    I agree with this tax , but only for rich people owners of 500yard and up properties.

    Don’t kill those who are already dying!

    And why you all commentors drag the real issue to parties and personalities? Get out of personality-based mentality and try to focus on real issues. Since all parties and persons in power are already corrupt, thats why we reached at this dismal state of affairs.

  30. khaled90 on February 27th, 2009 @ 9:02 am

    Pathan terrorism against the innocent men women and children of karachi.

    This is also a reminder for the people who said we don’t like MQM as all this is against urdu speaking people they didn’t ask the people are you from MQM or not they just picked all the urdu speaks robbed them and tortured them.

    Keep sleeping urdu speaks.

  31. fasee on February 27th, 2009 @ 9:20 am

    @ balma..

    lol…yaar balma ji aap ka jaleebi wala patent churnay ka dil cha raha hai…guess i will be quoting it when i throw my poisen darts in my religiously rascist mode……copy righted hai tu aap ka royalty kitna hu ga

    @ pacifist wiorld
    " Don’t kill those who are already dying!"
    Dude …ever heard of MERCY KILLING….nai parha tu jao parh ekr aoo

    "And why you all commentors drag the real issue to parties and personalities?"

    is tehre any issue which is not related to party , personality, qomeyat or religion in pakistan…ankhen khool yara

  32. balma on February 27th, 2009 @ 10:35 am

    Dudes, I am very upset at watching that video of some hospital, and I am taking a break. We are all idiots.

  33. بستنی (wasiq) on February 27th, 2009 @ 3:47 pm

    you guy seem very depressed due to some video…that i have missed due to my chakkar with the windows….i call it the blessing of the lent….!aleluya!

    @Blama jee….aap qazi se razi….??????

    @fasee sab…..sab zarda aur firni ka season hai…yeah jalebi woh bhi sedi aakhir kab thak…?

  34. fasee on February 27th, 2009 @ 8:58 pm

    aray miyaan….hum tu akhroot ka halwa ka akhiri round laga rahay hain…phir tu aglay season tak wait kerna paray ga.

    wisya tu aaj kaal hakeem sab na khameera gao-zubaan likh ker diya hai…kuch dosri dawaiyon ke sath..;)

  35. بستنی (wasiq) on February 28th, 2009 @ 7:24 am

    Oh no Hakim sab zinda hain…mein ney toh suuna tha MQM waloun ney maar dala….waisey yeah dehli waley bhi na…(moderated due to lent…aleluya!)

  36. khaled90 on February 28th, 2009 @ 12:41 pm

    Sindh Police Endorses Altaf Hussain and MQM fears about Strong Taliban Network in Karachi.

    The People denying the talibans presence in karachi are enemies of karachi and the people of karachi as they want these Qatil Talibans to crush MQM and Mohajirs in karachi.

  37. khaled90 on February 28th, 2009 @ 12:42 pm

    Sindh Police Endorses Altaf Hussain and MQM fears about Strong Taliban Network in Karachi.

    The People denying the talibans presence in karachi are enemies of karachi and the people of karachi as they want these Qatil Talibans to crush MQM and Mohajirs in karachi.

  38. بستنی (wasiq) on March 1st, 2009 @ 8:07 am

    who is denying the presence of taliban in karachi….per problem yeah hai kya yeah log bata kay maar tey hain…aaj kal woh hum sey ziyada unn kay dewaney hain…

  39. fasee on March 1st, 2009 @ 12:08 pm

    hakeem saab ko milnay ki itni bechani…khairyat tu hai….??

    kahoo tu aik aur hakeem sab hain sadadr main….aray woi..wo jo chinese tareeka-e-ilaj say daant kharab kertay hain…un hi ke pehcay.

    apas ki baat hai aik dafa phnas giya tha…meray pass time pass kerna ko kafi tha us MAKHOOL kerta raha.

    salay ne 3,000 rupay ki dawaiyon ki pori list likh dali kushtay aur sharbaton kay.

    sochta hoon agar kha leta tu sehat orangi town walon ke bajai sahiwal ke gaon ki lagti

  40. بستنی (wasiq) on March 1st, 2009 @ 12:21 pm

    @Fasee sab…sir yeah karanchi hai yeah toh two weeks main australian gaein nidhal ho jati hain….

  41. fasee on March 2nd, 2009 @ 10:39 am

    @ wasiq sab….phir tu aap hamray hakeem sab ko waqai nahe jantay.

    woh tu kehtay hain 50 saal borhi gai ko bail bana detay hain.

    abhi hamray 50 saal ka honay main kuch ssaal baki hain….sochtay hain unhi sya kkaam chalain gay

  42. بستنی (wasiq) on March 2nd, 2009 @ 3:40 pm

    @fasee sab……safi sey khoon saf…chehra shadab….sualin ho ya namak ay sulemani…rooh afza ho ya khamera ay gaozaban……Bright white tang pants a white over coat….and dark sun shades…..hum toh sab aik hee hakim sab ko jantey thay aur andarooni itilat kay mutabik unn ko MQM ney maar dala…..yeah dehli waley bhi na….(moderated due to lent…aleluya)
    waisey such pochiyeah toh humari kabhi mulakat bhi nahein huie…ya hosakta hai huie ho….yaqeen se nahein keh sakta…..Hamdard nunihal(children’s digest) perd perd kar humari paidaish huie…aur paida hotey hee hamdard ghutee pila de gaie….iss bina per jo roohani taaluq hakim sab kibla se jordh giya woh ta dam qaim hai….unn kay alawa kisi ko hum ney hakim na mana hai na manein gay….unn ki wafaat ay nagahani kay baad hamdard foundation waqf pakistan aur gray’s inn london kay bahami ishtirak se hum dono ki yaad gar meri jai paidaish se chand kadam kay fasley per tameer huie…..yaad gar iss lian kay jab unn ko yaad aati hai woh friday kay akhbar main ad nikal deytey hain….jab mujhey fursat hoti hai main sunday after fajr aur tulu ay aftab se pehley….iss yaad gar ka aik tawaaf kar ley ta houn….tulu ay aftab kay baad toh security jag jati hai…..pheir woh baat toh nahein na hoti….lol
    directly toh na woh mujhey pehchantey hain na main unn ko pehchanna chahata houn….mein ney toh aap yaqeen nahein farmaiyeah ga hakim sab kay baad sey Burns road jana bhi chordh diya hai….abhi hal hee main aik aziz apni pijaro numaa main bitha kar ley gaay dhakay ki nihaat saf zahir thi….sunday ko subah subah ka time seday rabri waley ki dukan main roki…haji sab hardh bardah kar othay….bahut pehchaney ki koshish ki…jab tak aziz puri tarkari ley kar nahein aay woh koshish kartey rahey….hamarey aziz ko diabetes sey shikayat hai iss lian woh puri kay saath halwa gunah ay kabira gardantey hain…puri waley nee bhi aik khurak halwa bherdh hee diya….main samajh giya kay hakim sab ki rooh abhi bhi…yeahein kahein mojoud hai…yeah dehli waley bhi naa….(moderated due to lent…aleluya.!)

    Jatey huay khetey ho qiyamat ko milaein gay
    ho na goya qiyamat koi din aur…

    ps: yeah usstad ka gay hai mera nahein….

  43. fasee on March 3rd, 2009 @ 8:14 pm

    yaaar ghuti pe yaad aya…kabhihum bhi hamdard ki ghuti pi ker barya huway thay..yeh aaur bat hai ke ab apnay bachay ko ghuti pilanay lago tu aaj ke doctor naak charha ker khtay hain ..o comon sir, r u kidding… bus apna sa munh lay ker reh jata hoon….jab say bun kabab ne burger bana ki kosish shuru keri hai tu yeh ghuti bhi drop kerni hi pari.

    reh gai aap ki dukh beti..i mean aap beeti…tu mazak say hath ker..hakeem saeed was also one that i admired..per dekha kabhi nahee..bcoz un ka intekaal meray karaachi land kerna say 1-2 saa pehlay huwa tha….zalim log hotay hain…….salay politicans 100 sal ki umer likhawa ker atay hain aur acha log itni jaldi chalay jatay hain…

    sirf lanty BB jaldi chali gai…ya bhala hu baitulah masud ka….ke jaldi visa lagwa diya us ka…..ab dekho..kuch aur ka bhi laga dey

  44. بستنی (wasiq) on March 5th, 2009 @ 7:40 am

    @fasee sab…aap ney karachi main chand pey se land kiya hai kya….keunki hakim sab toh kafi frequent flyer type thay….karachi aur lahore kay alwaa na janee kahan kahan matab farmatey thay…
    baat burger banney ki nahein hai..asal main woh hummay dekh kar mana kartey hain…woh kehtey hain na…"Uss ney qalam tordh diya meri taqdeer kay baad…"

  45. fasee on March 5th, 2009 @ 10:04 am

    yaar un din hum dosray frequent flyer hakeemon ke agay pehcay rehtay thay..

    wohi walay monday ko karachi tuesday to larkana wednesday to
    khariyan and thuresday ko vihari main baithtay hain

  46. بستنی (wasiq) on November 1st, 2010 @ 10:39 pm

    the bhatta party did two main things here in jamshedtown….collecting bhatta and putting up street lights ….now I cannot decide which is worse….

    apney bhi kafa mujh sey beganey bhi na khush….

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