Mobilink Hails Decision on SMS Tax Withdrawal

Mobilink has hailed the government’s decision to withdraw the proposed 20 paisa Federal Excise Duty on SMS. The Company has also appreciated the support and foresight of the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) to create a taxation environment that is beneficial to the consumers and the progress and development of the telecom sector in the long run.

Commenting on the suspension of the proposed tax, Omar Manzur, Director Public Relations, Mobilink shared, “The telecom industry of Pakistan has shown tremendous growth during the past decade and has been able to channel enormous foreign investments into the country.

With a more relaxed tax regime, the mobile phone operators will be able to continue contributing to the economic well-being of the country. At the same time, Mobilink users, the country’s largest SMS family, can continue to enjoy SMS on the Mobilink network at existing rates.”

Manzur acknowledged the stand taken by the respective authorities for withdrawal of the proposed tax in the budgetary debate. “PTA and Ministry of IT and Telecom have demonstrated financial acumen, vision and progressive foresight as they continue to play a very significant role in providing a level playing filed for all Players in the industry,” he added.