No New Taxes Will Be Imposed on Telecom Sector: Official

No additional tax will be imposed on the telecom sector as the government of Pakistan wants this sector to grow, said Haroon Akhtar Khan, Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Revenue in a meeting with CEOs and other high-level representatives of telecom companies working in Pakistan at the FBR House.

The delegation of telecom sector comprised of Irfan Wahab Khan, CEO Telenor, Naveed Khalid Butt, VP Corporate Affairs Ufone, Syed Naveed Akhtar, Executive Director Finance Operations Zong, Ali Naseer, Chief CRA Jazz and other high-level representatives.

On behalf of the FBR, Chairman FBR Tariq Mahmood Pasha, Member Custom Zahid Khokar, Member IR Policy Dr Mohammad Iqbal and other officers also took part in the meeting.


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Matters such as taxation issues of the telecom industry, proposals for Budget 2017-18, Withholding Tax issues, industrial undertaking for the telecom industry, federal excise duty, sales tax exemption on import were discussed in detail.

Haroon Akhtar Khan assured them that the government of Pakistan wants the growth of this industry as this sector has great ability to grow. “We want this industry to flourish so that the people of Pakistan get better and better services at their doorsteps,” he said.

  • As if we have a very generous existing tax regime. How many of you (filers) have actually been able to get the advance income tax refunded from FBR? Anybody?

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