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The Prime Minister rejected the tax on internet data – IG News

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Prime Minister Imran Khan has rejected a proposal in the federal budget to impose a tax of Rs 5 per GB on internet data.

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During his budget speech, Finance Minister Shaukat Tareen said that there has been a lot of progress in the telecommunication sector in recent times.

Shaukat Tareen said that federal excise duty was being imposed on mobile phone calls, use of internet data and SMS messages lasting more than three minutes to get a fair amount of revenue from the sector.

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Earlier, it was reported that after the new budget, mobile phones will become cheaper, while mobile calls will become more expensive. In the budget for the next financial year, it has been decided to impose federal excise duty on mobile phone calls longer than three minutes. ۔

The budget for the financial year 22-2021 was presented in the National Assembly during the noise and protests by the opposition.

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Federal Finance Minister Shaukat Tareen presented a federal budget of Rs 8,487 billion.

It has been decided to impose federal excise duty on internet data usage and SMS.

In his budget speech, Finance Minister Shaukat Tareen said that the current withholding tax rate on mobile phones would be reduced from 12.5 per cent to 10 per cent.

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