Which Cities Pay the Most Tax in Pakistan

Which Cities Pay the Most Tax in Pakistan

Prime Minister Imran Khan demonstrated his commitment to tax calculation even before he assumed office. The government of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf attempted to improve the economy by broadening the scope of taxation.

This year, the government of Pakistan has received a sizable tax payment from citizens of all of Pakistan’s major cities. However, the tax rates remain inadequate.

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Despite the country’s economic woes, Prime Minister Imran Khan was able to collect billions in tax revenue with the help of the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR).

Top 10 tax-paying cities of Pakistan

  1. Karachi
  2. Islamabad
  3. Lahore
  4. Sialkot
  5. Dera Gazi Khan
  6. Gujranwala
  7. Quetta
  8. Rawalpindi
  9. Peshawar
  10. Multan


When it comes to municipal tax payments for the fiscal year 2018-2019, Karachi topped the list with a whopping Rs572.5 billion. Additionally, there are four distinct phases of tax accumulation.

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The central Karachi region forked over Rs9.05 billion, while the eastern region forked over Rs34.09. More specifically, the South of Karachi contributed Rs114.22, while the West of Karachi contributed Rs28.89.


Islamabad paid the second-highest tax rate in Pakistan, despite having a lower population density than both Karachi and Lahore. The annual tax bill for Pakistan’s capital came to Rs204.14 billion


The cultural hub of Lahore, Pakistan, came in third place for tax revenue. City taxes totaled Rs200.71 billion for the year.

Main Lahore contributed Rs180.58 billion to the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR), while Lahore Cantonment paid Rs5.27 billion, and Lahore city contributed Rs14.86 billion.


Taxpayers in the city of sports, Sialkot, forked over Rs4.49 billion in income.

Dera Gazi Khan

For the fiscal year, Dera Gazi Khan forked over Rs6.35 billion in taxes.


The famous Punjabi city of Gujranwala forked over Rs7.92 billion in taxes last year.


The seventh-ranked city is Quetta. During the last fiscal year, the capital of Balochistan contributed RS10.05 billion in taxes.


Fourth on the list is Rawalpindi, the city next to Islamabad. Taxes totaling Rs35.17 billion were paid by Rawalpindi.


The “Rose City” of Pakistan is currently fifth in the country in terms of tax revenue. During the year, the municipality forked over Rs13.64 billion in taxes.


The City of Saints ranks #6 among Pakistani cities in terms of tax revenue. The municipal government’s tax take was Rs12.7 billion.

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