Legal, Administrative and Judicial Framework in Pakistan to Combat Tax Evasion and Money Laundering: An Analytical Study

  • Aamir Khan Advocate at High Court Bahawalpur, Pakistan
  • Naureen Akhtar Assistant Professor of Law, University Gillani Law College, Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan, Pakistan
Keywords: Tax Evasion, Money Laundering, Legal Framework, Administrative Framework and Judicial Framework

Abstract

Purpose: The main objective of this research paper is to look at Pakistan's legal, administrative, and judicial framework in terms of countering money laundering and tax evasion. Money laundering and tax evasion are two financial crimes that have been linked, either directly or indirectly, to one other. Money laundering was formerly solely associated with the crimes of narcotics trafficking and terrorism financing. At present, it has been also associated with tax evasion.

Methodology: The framework regarding tax evasion and money laundering is varied. In Pakistan, two different mechanisms exist to combat both crimes. This article analytically studies the parliamentary statutes and ordinance, the working of investigating and prosecuting agencies and judicature structure concerning tax evasion and money laundering in Pakistan.

Findings: This article concludes that the problem of tax evasion and money launder are causing financial instability in Pakistan. There is an urgent need of revamping the current tax administration to detect tax evasion and frauds.

Implication: this article recommends potential reforms in the existing legal, administrative and judicial framework to control and curb both crimes more effectively.

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Published
2021-06-30
How to Cite
Khan, A., & Akhtar, N. (2021). Legal, Administrative and Judicial Framework in Pakistan to Combat Tax Evasion and Money Laundering: An Analytical Study. Review of Politics and Public Policy in Emerging Economies, 3(1), 69-77. https://doi.org/10.26710/rope.v3i1.1761