Stay against tax on international calls extended

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The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Monday extended the stay against tax increase on incoming international calls till November 14.
The single bench comprising Justice Ijaz ul Ahsan passed the order on a petition filed by Brain Telecommunications.
Earlier, the Ministry of Information Technology, Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA), and PTCL filed their replies. However, the court was informed that Competition Commission of Pakistan (CCP) had not filed the reply yet.
The court, directing CCP to file the reply, adjourned the matter till November 14 and extended the stay also.
The petitioner-company, in its petition, submitted that the recent tax increase was imposed by PTCL and others under International Clearing House Agreement (ICHA).
The counsel for the petitioner pointed out that the step was taken on a Ministry of Information Technology’s policy directive whereby PTA was asked to sign and implement ICHA.
The petitioner said that the PTA engaged PTCL and other stakeholders who signed the agreement.
He contended that the agreement was anti-competitive as it fix prices and develop quota system. He pleaded the court to set aside the notification as it violates many provisions of competitive law.
On last hearing, the court suspended notification for tax increase on incoming international calls and sought reply from respondents.

23 COMMENTS

  1. Please Pakistan govt Please why you are trying to keep the overseas brother more away from their loved ones. Please do finish this tax and leave our overseas brother to be in contact with their loved ones.
    Hop for the best on 14 November.

  2. please pak govt decrease the tax,its a big problem for us,majority of countries charged very low tax charges on int,calls.so please decrease the rates.we hope that pak govt give us positive response on our this request.

  3. pakistan government kuch khofe khuda kare 1 facility thi hum pakistani logon k lye use bhi chenna chahte hain . Hum logon pe tars khao

  4. plz Pak Gov,t we all oversear need ur help.we are helpless,we have not much sailry,we faced veray dificulties for contact back at home,plz removed the call tax,we are so far from at home,from since 1st Oct till now we con’t contact with our love once home,plz Gov’t we hops we get again same call rate in 14 Nov.plz plz plz

  5. please PTA khuda aur us kay rasool kay wasty es tax ko khatam kar dain hum pardesoin ko kuch to releaf day do

  6. To whom you all requesting??? To pakistani Govt. ??? A lol Govt… this Govt. have destroyed the pakistan such a great country it was and it is but needs a true leader who should patriotic like Zulfikar Ali Bhutto but its impossible….. Pakistan will never be the same as it was before………………………………………………

  7. We are oversease Pakistanis and we try to best to make proud for our beloved country but this govt is trying to loot us more and more why?
    We only have source of call that is keeping close us to our families but these ministers have looted money that is making them rich and they dont bother about our calls but we are working hard for our families we send money to them FORGOD SAKE dont hurt us, whenever we want to callfirst of all we have to think about rates that is too much and its pity shame zardari shame ppp shame shame

  8. Govt of Pakistan is running mad.
    The only purpose is to collect the money as time is running out for the ruling parties.

  9. ALL THESE DOGS NEED TO HANG IN CORRESPONDING BAZARS . WE ALL PRAY TO ALLAH . SEND A MAN TO PAKISTAN WHO COULD DO IT.

  10. do not send any money through banks,exchange, any other way which is make benefit for government. because they are not thinking about overseas pakistanis.

  11. Hi the think is nothing will change in pakistan until we get a new party elected not PPP ot PML-N we been suffering for past 60 yrs PPP supporters wake up u say PPP no price of food rising to much loadshedding and when the election comes you will be the first in line hypocrites itheses pRties only want to make money they don’t give a dam what happens to the people of pakistan and 1ast thing all i hear is GEO BHUTTO GEO BHUTTO since the BHUTTO dynasty has finished zardari is making a fool off everyone it should be GEO ZARDARI why not bcas no body wants to khnoe him VOTE AGAINST PPP if you wand your country to prossper.

  12. we just can request that plz decrease these taxes every country in the world having such a low rates and pakistani always making trouble for overseas plz taxs off…thnx

  13. kutte ki dum 100 sal bi nalli main rakko , terha k terha hi rehta hai……. bus Allah hmary madad kare…………

  14. calling Bangladesh,India,china,siri lanka ,nepal,maldeaf,afghanistan,iran,and many other countries is cheaper , pakistan is the only country where these thugs,hypocrate ,currupt, ghareebo kay khoon choosnay walay, Allah say nidhar politicial and burucrates(PTCL) ETC.. have make the life of its people and over seas pakistanies misrable.. wish i had the chance to take a revenge and change pakistan forever and provide justice to people by Allah welling!!

  15. Its really unacceptable for those who live abroad and it will cause the problem with lover, with families, etc, Its happening just becoz of misleading of Pakistani Governments
    We are just waiting for Imran khan to come and stand up for new generations as we are expecting much more thing in future.

  16. what the hell is going on,,,No body have respect of government order’s.It’s not fair,and the court is still silent ofter the final decision.Why not PTA is thinking for overseas pakistani,they Are just busy for earning money

  17. calling Bangladesh,India,china,siri lanka ,nepal,maldeaf,afghanistan,iran,and many other countries is cheaper , pakistan is the only country where these thugs,hypocrate ,currupt, ghareebo kay khoon choosnay walay, Allah say nidhar politicial and burucrates(PTCL) ETC.. have make the life of its people and over seas pakistanies misrable.. wish i had the chance to take a revenge and change pakistan forever and provide justice to people by Allah welling!!

  18. I want to say only few words "Please Please Please Please Please"removie these taxes.every country men are relaxe and happly.while pakistani why.Please,Please.to all readers.

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