Pakistan Telecommunication Authority is sending out warning and notices to almost every operator for to clear their outstanding dues, annual license fee, R&D contribution, USF contribution, Access Promotion Charge or whatever payment operators hold, told us industry sources and high ups at PTA.
This drive went real hard after PTA was forced give away PKR 3.43 billion to FBR in shape of taxes.
Enforcement department is pulling out long lost files of all licensees to ensure that no one is missed.
On a side note, Ufone has not paid Rs. 150 million fine as of now, instead we are told that company has contacted court to challenge PTA’s directive, though Ufone didn’t confirm it to us yet.
Similarly, many other operators are in litigation against PTA on different issues and are hence not making their payments.
PTA reportedly recovered Rs. 400 million last month on account of APC for USF from LDI operators.
Top out standings Payments include
- Telecard – Rs. 1,102,179,659
- Dancom – Rs. 1,460,274,252
- World Call – Rs. 796,724,883
- Wateen – Rs. 713,837,498
- Wise Com – Rs. 575,360,381
- 4B Gentel – Rs. 475,668,230