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SC ends service charges tax for post paid network users

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice Saqib Nisar on Tuesday barred all cellular companies from deducting service charges tax on post paid networks. According to details, Justice Saqib Nisar headed a bench hearing the case of charging excessive tax by cellular companies and announced to put an end to all taxes collected in the purview of service charges from the post paid users. The Advocate General informed the bench that the move will monthly incur Rs2 billion loss to Punjab. To which, the Chief Justice remarked, "if a person…

Cellular companies thank govt for relief in taxes

ISLAMABAD: Cellular companies operating in the country have thanked the government for extending outstanding support to the telecommunication industry in seeking relief on various tax issues in the Federal Budget 2017-18 In a joint letter written to Minister of State for Information Technology and Telecommunication Anusha Rehman, the telecom companies including PTCL, Jazz, Telenor, Ufone and Zong thanked the minister for making concerted efforts to promote the telecom industry in the country. They said it was the…