Govt Increases TV and Radio Fee in Electricity Bills Effective Immediately

A meeting of the Standing Committee on Finance and Revenue was held under the chairmanship of Senator Saleem Mandviwala at Parliament House today, where the committee members were informed about the government’s decision to add radio fees alongside Television charges in electricity bills.

Finance Ministry officials briefed the committee that a flat fee of Rs. 50 will be included in consumer bills with immediate effect. They said the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has prepared a summary in this regard, which promulgates the imposition of Rs. 35 PTV and Rs. 15 radio fees from July onwards.

The officials added that the Ministry of Finance expedited and completed these measures upon recent recommendations of the Senate Committee of Finance and Revenue.

Meanwhile, the apex committee was informed that an amount of Rs. 35 billion has been earmarked for the provision of subsidized food items at Utility Stores. Officials said Rs. 5 billion of the full sum has been allocated for Prime Minister’s Ramazan Relief Package.

On another note, the MoF officials briefed on the latest incentives for the IT sector. They said Rs. 10 billion has been allocated for the PM’s laptop scheme, while tech companies have been permitted to retain 25 percent of their export earnings.

  • they are so incompetent that they cannot even fund a tv channel that runs ads like mad. why forcibly extort money for something that offers no value. ptv sirf wo log dekhte hn jinke pas koi aur option nhe. thats the standard of it

  • If any lawyer want to do something he/she should file case against this extortion money. Saleem Mandiwala is not loyal to his religion, he still used to carry the hindu caste with his name to identify himself. How can anyone think he be loyal to people in Pakistan?

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