The Senate Standing Committee on Finance, Revenue and Economic Affairs, on Wednesday, recommended that ban should be imposed on all kinds of night packages.
The committee met with Farooq Hamid Naek in the chair to consider and finalize the recommendations for the Finance Bill, 2018.
Senator Siraj-ul-Haq recommended that advanced tax and sales tax imposed on mobile phones be withdrawn and ban should be imposed all kinds of night packages.
The committee recommended to send the matter of night packages to Ministry of Information Technology and Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) but deferred the matter related to advance tax.
Senator Mohammad Ateeq Sheikh said that consumers of Rs 100 mobile card should be exempted from advance and withholding tax. He said Rs 28 is being deducted from poor people who are using mobile cards of Rs 100, which is unfair.
Committee chairman said that deduction of advance tax on mobile cards is not-understandable.
Senator Ateeq said that he is bringing a comprehensive proposal on the matter. Therefore it was decided that the matter would be discussed in detail later.