SMS tax withdrawn by the government of Pakistan

Monday, June 22, 2009 Leave a Comment

State Minister of Finance Hina Rubani Khar has said that government has decided to withdrawn the tax which was imposed on Short Messaging Service (SMS) in the Federal Budget of 2009-10.

Pakistani government had imposed 20% extra tax on each SMS message in the Federal Budget of 2009-10 and this decision was criticized by the cell users of Pakistan as well as opposition.

The number of cell users has been increased to 9 crore in Pakistan and the industry of Telecom is getting huge profit from them.