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Pakistani businesses seek to avoid tax by switching to cash

Mr Sharif's family has been embroiled in an alleged corruption scandal, when leaked files from a Panama law firm last year showed that his children used offshore companies to make investments.


RUNNING a wholesale grocery shop in the southern Pakistani port city of Karachi, 43-year-old Khan used to write as many as 40 cheques a month to buy goods from sugar to Unilever NV tea bags.

That changed when authorities, in a bid to clamp down on widespread tax avoidance,...

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