Quaid-e-Azam took over as first Governor General of Pakistan on 15 August 1947
Records show that Quaid-e-Azam was charged Income Tax and Super Tax on his salary every month
How much tax did Quaid-e-Azam pay on his salary? This might be interesting as the issue of taxes of Pakistani leaders is an everyday discussion. A number of political leaders face questions on their tax records and financial integrity continuously. Moreover, several of them are unable to show receipts of their earnings.
However, the tax records of the father of the nation may serve as a guidance for them. It shows how Quaid-e-Azam was willing to pay more than 50% of his salary in lieu of taxes.
An image has emerged which shows the salary and tax deduction records of the first Governor General of Pakistan. The salary slip is for the month of April 1948.
It shows that the total monthly salary of the Governor General of Pakistan in 1948 amounted to rupees ten thousand four hundred sixteen rupees and 10 annas (paisas). A deduction amounting Two Thousand Nine hundred and Twenty One rupees (Rs. 2, 921) for income tax is there. Another deduction amounting Three Thousand One Hundred and Ninety rupees (Rs. 3,190) is also there as Super Tax.
Overall, the total salary of Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah amounts Four Thousand Three Hundred Four rupees and ten annas (paisas) only (Rs. 4304.10).
It may be noted that the father of the nation kept donating his salary to the Government of Pakistan to avoid putting any burden on the new state.
Here is a wiki profile of Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah.