Good News for Mobile users in Pakistan

Lahore: The Supreme Court of Pakistan has announced to remove tax collection on mobile cards on Monday. In the last month, the chief justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar took notice of the massive tax on mobile phone cards in the country. CJP also asked under which law RS 40 were being deducted from RS 100 mobile cards.

The Chief Justice of Pakistan remarked that there should be a difference between those who pay taxes and others who do not pay it. A three-member bench of the Supreme Court perceived the suo motu case at the Lahore Registry and observed the injustice. 

Justice Ijaz Ul Ahsan asked chairman Federal Board of Revenue, in case a person who does not fall under the tax net could be a charge? At this time, the chief of FBR elaborated on the collection of service charges from mobile phone users is the policy of telecom companies.

Some reports revealed the tax amount of Federal Excise Duty (FED), which is charged along with 12.5 percent withholding tax and 10 percent service charges.

According to the reports of Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA), the number of mobile phone users stands at 144 million in January this year. On the other hand, 142.5 million stood in October 2017.   

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