Gilgit-Baltistan, Sep13: Taxes are a way of generating revenue for various government projects. Paying taxes also makes the citizens involved in the development process. However, the people of Gilgit Baltistan are forced to pay heavy taxes to the administration, which turns a blind eye to their needs. The same grim situation has continued for years. Despite collecting taxes according to its own will, Islamabad has failed miserably in generating employment, providing infrastructure or containing inflation. Locals are demanding that all illegal taxes be immediately called off and Gilgit-Baltistan be made a tax-free zone.
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