The Center for Investigative Reporting in Pakistan launched its first report, “Representation without Taxation: An Analysis of MP’s income tax returns for 2011.” In a recent email, 2008 Daniel Pearl Fellow Umar Cheema said “we designed it partly scholarly and partly journalistic to address both sides. Probably, the first of its kind released anywhere in the world carrying data of all politicians.” The report has been well-received by domestic and international news organizations.
Reuters: Nearly 70 percent of Pakistani lawmakers don’t file taxes
Reuters Blog: Promoting Investigative Journalism in Pakistan, One Tax Return at a Time
New York Times: Most Pakistani Leaders Don’t File Returns, Study Finds
Guardian: Pakistan politicians engulfed by tax evasion story
Associated Press: Most Pakistani lawmakers do not file taxes: Report