According to sources, the tax on mobile load is now restored by the Supreme Court of Pakistan.
The tax on mobile load is imposed again as Supreme Court announced the decision today. The case pertaining to taxes on mobile phone scratch cards was heard by a three-member bench of the apex court headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Asif Saeed Khan Khosa. During proceedings, there was a debate on whether matters pertaining to taxes could be heard under Article 184-3 could be heard.
The top court stated that it could not issue orders on matters related to taxes. With the restoration of taxes on scratch cards from now as much as Rs25 will be deducted on every Rs 100 card. The court said that it doesn’t want to intervene in matters of public revenue and taxes.
In June 2018, under former CJP Justice (retd) Saqib Nisar, the Supreme Court had taken suo motu notice and ordered suspension in deduction of taxes prepaid on mobile phone scratch cards.