Senate Standing Committee on IT and Telecom will Analyze Tax Issues


Senate Standing Committee on Telecommunications and Information Technology decided to discuss different issues related to the telecom companies in Pakistan.

Senate Standing Committee would follow up on these issues:

  • Cybercrime laws and its implications in Pakistan.
  • The up till progress of Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA)
  • Collection of taxes from telecom companies by the government.

The advisory group met under the Chairmanship of Senator Rubina Khalid here on yesterday. A meeting to discuss new ideas was held to examine issues. However, matters to be taken up by the Committee in coming sessions. In their last session, the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) had educated that legal review of all the four versatile organizations would be finished by June 2018.

FBR had made an assessment request of Rs 287 million against a cell portable organization for its inability to legitimize conclusion of expense worth Rs 267 million. Cell organizations asked for settling the duty related issues through elective debate determination systems (ADRCs), rather than courts. Be that as it may, FBR rejected the proposition while saying it isn’t permitted to do as such according to the law.

Advance the advisory group had communicated worry more than 42% assessments on Rs 100 portable card. It is generally utilized by non-filers or poor section of the general public. The council had chosen to make enactment on the issue and give exception of expenses for the general population utilizing Rs 200 or Rs 500 every month. The meeting was likewise gone to by Senators Sana Jamali, Rukhsana Zuberi, Abdur Rehman Malik and Dr. Ashok Kumar, among others.


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