Pakistan Ramadan Tax

August 17, 2012 - 11:40 AM
In this Friday, Aug. 17, 2012 photo, Pakistani men, center, count money they collected for worshippers to be delivered to poor families, on the last Friday of the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan, in a mosque in Gujranwala, Pakistan. For many years, Pakistan required all Sunni Muslims, who make up a majority of the country's population, to pay zakat to the government. That regulation changed recently, but many Pakistanis seem unaware and continue to pull their money out of the bank to elude the state. (AP Photo/Aftab Rizvi)