There was a joke about Gen Zia and Noor Jahan in which understandably Gen Zia was meant to be punished. But it appeared he was rather being rewarded and Noor Jahan was being meted out a punishment.
The same is the case of Filers and Non-Filers.
The government wants to punish the Non-Filers, but in reality it’s the opposite: the punishment is being meted out to the Filers.
The latest case of such punishment, from the standpoint of the government, meant to be meted out to the Non-Filers is in reality a punishment being meted out to the Filers.
And that’s sort of a clearance certificate every Filer is required to obtain from the FBR before he/she sells a property registered in his/her name.
That’s another dent in the already fragile property rights in Pakistan.