Radio Tax of Rs. 2 on Rs. 100 Mobile Reload Proposed

taxMedia reports are suggesting that a parliamentary committee on Information and Broadcasting is considering to impose Radio Tax of Rs. 2 per each Rs. 100 card to be deducted on all reloads.

Reportedly, Information Minister Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan was present in the committee meeting and that she was so concerned about national radio that she proposed Rs. 2 to be deducted from each card of Rs. 100 in account of Radio tax.

Media, citing Dr. Awan, said that this tax will be applicable after annual budget 2011-12.

Telecom industry has immediately responded and termed this kind of collection a nonsense. They said that Telecom industry isn’t responsible for an organization which is sinking for its own reasons.

“Telecom operators won’t become collection service for the government, we will severely oppose this”, said an official of a mobile company. He rather proposed government to use utility bills for any kind of charity collection.

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If imposed, Telecom industry to going to get a hit on their businesses.

Mobile phone operators are already paying highest taxes in Pakistan, as compared to other sectors. In addition, mobile subscribers are also bearing several kind of service charges.

It merits mentioning here that telecom subscribers, last year, had to pay 1.5 percent additional withholding tax named as flood surcharge.


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        • fahad

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    • Khurram Shaikh

      The Government is very clever they will not spare any kind of mobile phone payment. Some ‘MUJAHIDS’ should go to the Court.

    • Khurram Shaikh

      The Government is very clever they will not spare any kind of mobile phone payment. Some ‘MUJAHIDS’ should go to the Court.

    • Zobia Blogger

      The same would be applicable on the Easy Load too.

      Like 2 Rupees on One hundreds and 1 Rupee on One hundred and so on

  • Riz

    interesting : )

  • Multan

    Radio ki bhi ab hamaari zimadari hai, PTV ky paisey bhi bills sy jaty han? Oh Chaaty Ki han ye Log?

  • Kashif Faheem

    Are you Kidding. What the Govt is thinking.

    • jawad

      more ways to suck money out from people’s pockets to fill their filthy ones..

  • zeeshan

    good

    ab woh wakat door nahe Rs.100 kay card main Rs. 2 ka balance milyga

    • Junaid

      nahi bhai, 2 rupay balance to dor ki bat, balance ke liyai alag paisai denai parain ge :-D ye lo bhai 100 rupay tax aur ye 10 rupay load ker do :-D

  • What else we can expect from our Qoumi Khala a.k.a Bhains Minister, its such a shame that a so called labelled Doctor is running the ministry of Information.

    • MOON

      bhains bol kr bhains ke toheen mt kro yr :-P

  • ZUBAIR

    ZARDARI TAX.
    THIS IS YOUR LAST YEAR.
    AFTER THIS YOU WILL SEE THESE MINISTERS APPLYING JOBS IN RADIO.
    SO SHOULD BE.

  • Hasan

    Silly decisions are making our lives worst. i individually will go against this decision by not recharging my mobile. i’ll instead use landline. they Can’t sunk there boats,,,?

    • MoMoo

      no worries they will collect the Rs. 2 Radio tax from PTCL billing which they are doing by putting PTV charges in Electricity bills.

  • Copper

    There should be 10% Zardari Tax on every reload unload

    • MoMoo

      appreciated

      • sms

        +1

  • ABC

    WTF ? i dont listen radio.
    I dont even watch PTV but still paying 35 rupees for them, but this radio thing, f&^*&&^ govt.

  • MoMoo

    wait wait wait

    Guys she will soon pass a resolution soon, to collect the dowry(Jahaiz) of bakhtawar and Asifa.

    ha ha ha Mother____kers.

  • Wisdom

    Sorry to be rude but I can only say WTF?
    I don’t watch PTV but I’m already paying Rs.35/m

  • Salman Abbas

    Haan bas telecom industry hi to bachi hai loooooooooooootooo is kooo..

    Anyway Edge + Google Voice = FTW

  • Another attempt from Govt to get money from peoples :( !

  • Broad Minded

    Hmm Yani ka wo Din door nahi jab Rs.100 Load Karnay Pa Rs.10 Ayaingay………

  • Mian Hakumat k es iqdaam per Hukumat e Pakistan ko chan famous galiyan dedicate krta hoon jo k mera dil mia haan. Aap bhe apni choice k mutabiq dedicate kren.

  • lahore

    ALLAH PALAH KAREY tada hun assi mob band kr dendey aan yehi kaam ho skta hai

  • CLOSE2YOU

    IT’s MEAN MOBILE LOAD MSG SHOULD BE:

    Dear customer you have recharged: Rs.100

    The deduction of

    RGST 25%,

    Zardari Tax 20%,

    Benazir Barsi Support Tax 10%,

    Gillani Tax 5%,

    GST 17%,

    Tax pr Tax 5%,

    Bilawal Study Tax 6%,

    Bakhtawar Study+Jahez Tax 5%,

    Aasfa ki Study+Jahez Tax 5%,

    Radio Tax: Rs.2

    now your balance is ZERO

    Enjoy for miss calls
    thank you

    • Khurram Shaikh

      WONDERFUL IDEA – MR. PRESIDENT AWARD NISHANE HYDER TO THE PROPOSER.

  • leo

    wao… what a solution.. now what can we expect more from our intelligent government.. good going fraud doctor..jaane se pehle achi trha loot lo….
    but iisi bahane radio ki suni jae gi..

  • Monis

    F.U Zardari

  • Baloch

    Pakistani awam ko chaiye 1 2 din k liye mobile off karen tab ja k Gov. or mobile company teeek hongay…

  • Behzad Ahmed

    :-s
    they are going towards their vision,,,,
    i.e. khaao piyo ruj k lutto,,, jiyay bhuttoo jiyyaayy bhuutttooo… :[email protected]
    17%GST,,, 6%WHT, 2%RPT,, 10%ZT, 15%GT, 15%BBA , 10%BBISP,,,, 25% PPPP,,, tax,,,:P

    Awaam ko kya Mila ???? PONKA????????? :@

    • Asif Ali ZArdari

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      Pakistan KHAPPAY

      • fahad

        fu man

  • Shahid Saleem

    I wonder at what point it becomes cheaper to go postpaid.

    • Khurram Shaikh

      Do not worry postpaid will not be spared.

  • I am thinking to stop using mobile phone in Pakistan.

    I am already using alternatives such as email for messaging, Skype, Viber for voice calls.

  • Anwer Ali Baloch

    What about imposing the following Taxes by the Paki-corrupt rulers? 18 crore sleeping people must contribute to the Swiss Bank Accounts of these shameless rulers:

    1. Breathing Tax 2%
    2. Drinking Water Tax 2%
    3. sleeping Tax 5%
    4. Birth Tax 10%
    5. Death Tax 6%
    6. Swiss Account Tax 90%

    • sajjad

      and Marriage Tax , you all forgot that 40 thousand to 50 thousand Radio tax is also adviced on newly purchased Vehicals (no idea about old Vehical) and the are going to implement it (app lo mobiles ko ro rhae hai gari walay bahe logo socho 50 hazar app say zabardusti guhnda tax lia gia ga gariyon pe :)

  • Faisal Raza

    Bhai simple ek kaam kar dain yeh ullo k ___.. ek 2 dafa 100 ka card load karne pe 1 dafa balance bhaij dain pora, ek 100 k card lay lain, atta, sugar, tail waghaira kharid lia karay yeh AINAK WALI JIN

  • Rehan Ahmad

    2 Cheezain Awaam Use karna nahi Chhorr Sakti
    No. 1 Petrol
    No. 2 Mobile
    or in per Taxes ke Bharmaar he rahay ge….
    is Govt. nay diya he kya hai Awaam ko Taxes k elawa?
    Shame on PPP’s Bad Governance & Corruption.
    and Also Shame on PML(N) Friendly Opposition.
    Sub Chorr, Dakku or Lootairay hain.

    • BECHARI AWAAM

      +1

  • Nasir

    ho sakta hay kuch din mein body parts per bhi tax lag jae?????jaisa k zardari sahab k teeths pe tax??? Firdous ki back pe tax??? etc?

    • khalid

      hahhahahh back pe tax wahahah

  • Sumair

    Aray Qomi Khala aap ko aur tax lagane ki suggestions dena chahta hun…….ghaur farmaye ga!!

    Air Tax: Akhir is oxygen par bhi PPP ka haq hai, to tax to dena pare ga na bhai!

    Washroom Tax: Washroom mai beth kar jo hum log gand phelate hai, us se hamara oh i mean PPP ka watan ganda horaha hai, to tax to lagna chaiye na!!

    Market Tax: Har dafa market janay par tax lagna chaiye kyun k markets mai sab se ziada bijli use hoti hai, to agar bijli use hogi to tax to hoga na!!

    Dowry Tax for Asifa and Bakhtawar: Akhir in larkio ki shadi ki zimidari bhi to hum awam ki hai na!

    Bilawal Study Tax: Oxford Uni bht mehngi hai to ye kharcha bhi awam ko bharna pare ga!!

    Internet par bhi tax laga do, sonay jagnay par bhi lagado, aur kitna looto ge is awam ko?? Itna paisa tmhare puray khandan ki kabar mai bhi nai fit hosakta jitna loot lia hai!!! Huh!!

  • khalid

    i totally hate GOVT….

    Lanat hai Lanat hai Lanat hai…..

  • Ponka

    Zardari death Day, Asifa ki ____________ ka day bilawal ki ________ ka day jub ye sub days hosakte hyn tho….Mobile Buycott Day Kyun Nahe Hosakta ??? Amir koi din muntakhib karo jo tmhe aCha lagay or Boycott ka ilaan karo we wil folow u.

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  • Mohsin Razzaq

    A very nonsense sort of tax which will cause more hate against this Democratic Govt.

  • These honorable MNA’s drawing million’s of Rupees from the national exchequer should be made to pay for this. They get thousands of Rupees in medical reimbursements, thousands of Rupees in house rent, thousands of Rupees in entertainment allowances and a long list. Why burden the common man? Already we are paying Rs 50 in Wapda bills in the form of TV fees (which is being charged from Mosques, Schools etc.) 26% is already being deducted from every mobile recharge of Rs100. Will this end any where? For the information of readers a recharge of Rs. 60/- gives you Rs. 50 balance.

  • Jabran
  • Sima Badar

    WoW good Post :)

  • Chappelle

    Ironically, the only time I use radio is when there is no electricity for television.

  • Farid khan Gandapur

    ye kya mazak bnaya hua hai govt,ab js js k pas mobile hoga us pe b ta lga denge,….railway tax b telecom pe lga de q k wo b to doob rhi ha

  • Khalid

    Next tax might be “sarkaar ke ayaashi ka kharcha”

  • Monster

    Loot Lay Loot Lay _______ K Bachay Zardari …

    [Comment Edited]

  • Danish Iqbal

    in future they will impose taxes:
    Facebook Tax
    Twitter Tax
    Yahoo Tax

    and most probably ProPakistani.pk Tax as well

  • Aizaz

    Aho awam dey good maro sarey rul kay :p

  • Rizwan

    SHAME FULL ACT from our govt.

  • Talha

    WTH :@ Aur kuch reh gya ha to wo b add karlo :@

  • Hasib Nazir

    WTF these ___ ______ wants to _______ all the poor Pakistani peoples

    [Comment Edited]

  • Imran

    hahahahahahaha joke of the day :D

    • fahad

      lolzzz

  • Khurram Shaikh

    This is most unfair rather cruel and irrelevant what the mobile phones have to do with Radio Pakistan. Nobody listens to Radio Pakistan – just close it why to Tax poor people. Or else share may be given from the (Goonda) Tax of Rs. 25/= per month being charged in each Electricity Bill.

    • MoMoo

      Rs. 35/- kindly correct.

  • Khurram Shaikh

    I think some one can go to the Superior Courts to fight this case – Mobile phones has nothing to do with white elephant RADIO PAKISTAN.

  • Khurram Shaikh

    I AM SORRY FACTUALLY THEY ARE CHARGING RS.420 PER YEAR AS TVL FEE IN SHAPE OF RS.35 PER MONTH AS (GOONDA) TAX.

  • shar

    jitna lootna hai loot lo is greb awam ko
    Allah b parwah hai, sunega zaror is be zuban awam ki awaz

  • zeeshan ali

    bhai koi masala nahi hay jitnay bhi tax laga lain..

  • I will sue in the court against this Gunda tax as millions of user not use radio service why should we pay that type of tax as already we are paying so many taxes Public should fight against all taxes on mobile all taxes should be removed from mobile users only there should be 10% GST tax no any other tax should be deducted from the mobile users as we are paying so many taxes on every thing and all the taxes are going to Government officials personal accounts and they adding taxes & taxes I want to say here. Why this gunda giri gunda giri D Tax are increasing day by day why this why this.

  • Sleeping Awam

    their should be one more tax
    one paisa should be deducted from our balance whenever zarda_i’s children post a tweet

  • Muneer Ahmad

    Allah inko gharq karay..sab kaho Ameen

  • saddam hussain

    jeo bhoto…..khul k loto

    awam rahay na rahay bhoto rehay ga

  • Pir

    It is you all who make them rulers by voting them…then why are you complaining now?

  • Rizwan

    next tax will be if anybody search from google Rs=1 tax applied.

  • Qasim

    Awam sarak per aajao ab waqt aa gaya hai aor kitna sehna hai……………

  • Ali

    Aur kro PPP ko vote!

  • waqas

    http://www.glow.net.pk
    glow relaunch today midnight

  • Azi

    hahaha aagy aagy dakho hota kia ha

  • Asad

    Ab Zardari aur PPP k choron ki akhri hakumat ha
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  • telcos refused to collect tax

  • Hannan

    Reportedly, Information Minister Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan was present in the committee meeting and that she was “so concerned” about national radio that she proposed Rs. 2 to be deducted from each card of Rs. 100 in account of Radio tax.

    Ef You See Kay – You – Bee Ai Tee See Aich

  • Arif

    This Radio tax is a good suggestion and it must be imposed on postpaid customers.

  • Stalking||Shadow

    On a role model, BBC takes tax from British people which is far less as compared to tax taken in form of PTV fee in Pakistan. While BBC gives service to whole world via TV, INTERNET, RAIDO but PTV gives nothing.

    About the RADIO TAX, if the public presses the issue and the GOVT. makes one Broadcasting company and integrates RADIO and TV and use the PTV fee for whole purpose then all problems shall be solved.

    As long as the PK RADIO is concerned these exploiters are apparently giving news on some FM station and making a ground for cause of TAXATION on FM.

    Anyways, if you go to a shop and pay him money for a thing and he does not give you any thing back what you do, BLOW his head thats what you do. But you give TAX to Govt. but never ask anything in return.

  • Pls save our country to much taxes will be hurt and tenions to all the Pakistani nation.

  • Hacker

    Next Tax will be “Comments Tax” lolx…;)
    hahaha…
    Or do PPP ko VoTe….:-p

  • Ek idea hai. Agr koi many to?

  • Radio Pakistan strongly has strongly denied media reports regarding leveling of “Radio Tax” on recharge of mobile phone cards has described them as misleading, fabricated, and contrary to the facts.

    A private TV channel aired a news item as its lead story Wednesday evening that the government has imposed two percent ‘Radio Tax’ on recharge of mobile phone card. The report was also carried by a section of the newspapers.

    Giving factual position, spokesman of Radio Pakistan said that in fact two percent ‘tax’ has, been imposed by the mobile companies themselves in the name of maintenance charges and the money collected will go to these companies instead of Radio Pakistan.

    He said the proposal to revive Radio License Fee formulated by the National Assembly Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting is entirely a different matter which has to be approved by the Parliament in the next budget.

  • Radio Pakistan denying media reports regarding leveling of “Radio Tax” on recharge of mobile phone cards has described them as misleading, fabricated, and contrary to the facts.

    A private TV channel aired a news item as its lead story Wednesday evening that the government has imposed two percent ‘Radio Tax’ on recharge of mobile phone card. The report was also carried by a section of the newspapers.

    Giving factual position, spokesman of Radio Pakistan said that in fact two percent ‘tax’ has, been imposed by the mobile companies themselves in the name of maintenance charges and the money collected will go to these companies instead of Radio Pakistan.

    He said the proposal to revive Radio License Fee formulated by the National Assembly Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting is entirely a different matter which has to be approved by the Parliament in the next budget.

  • Radio Pakistan strongly denying media reports regarding leveling of “Radio Tax” on recharge of mobile phone cards has described them as misleading, fabricated, and contrary to the facts.

    A private TV channel aired a news item as its lead story Wednesday evening that the government has imposed two percent ‘Radio Tax’ on recharge of mobile phone card. The report was also carried by a section of the newspapers.

    Giving factual position, spokesman of Radio Pakistan said that in fact two percent ‘tax’ has, been imposed by the mobile companies themselves in the name of maintenance charges and the money collected will go to these companies instead of Radio Pakistan.

    He said the proposal to revive Radio License Fee formulated by the National Assembly Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting is entirely a different matter which has to be approved by the Parliament in the next budget.

  • ali ahmd

    merey bhai hum log apney waten say apney ghar walon say dor 16 say 18 ghanty kaam kertey hain megher phir be yeh tax hum log nahi pora ker sakty yeh loot mar kab khatum ho ge……?

  • bhai koi masala nahi hay

  • RGA Raza

    BEING A GOOD MUSLIMS, WE ARE NOT AUTHORISED ANY TAXES EXCEPT ZAKAT ONLY