ECC okays mobile device manufacturing policy

ISLAMABAD: The Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) of the Cabinet on Thursday approved mobile device manufacturing policy. The policy is aimed at to promote local manufacturing and assembly of mobile phone handsets. The... Read more »

FBR proposed to reduce import duty on smartphones

KARACHI: Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has been urged to reduce customs duty on import of smartphones for the growth of economy. In its proposals for budget 2020/2021 submitted to FBR, the... Read more »

FBR urged to abolish withholding tax on telecom services

KARACHI: Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has been recommended to abolish withholding tax on telecom services considering the rate is too high and a large segment of people living below poverty line.... Read more »

Telenor awarded Rs588 million contract for providing hi-speed broadband

ISLAMABAD: The Universal Service Fund (USF) has awarded contract worth Rs588 million to Telenor Pakistan for providing hi-speed broadband in Sanghar Lot (Sindh). Federal Minister IT & Telecom, Syed Amin ul Haque... Read more »

CEO Jazz says abolishing withholding tax to benefit consumers

ISLAMABAD: CEO Jazz Aamir Ibrahim has said that abolishing withholding tax on phone service will benefit consumers. He said at a meeting with federal minister for IT and Telecommunication Syed Amin Ul... Read more »

Telenor, Ufone awarded next generation broadband SDP contracts

ISLAMABAD: Mobile phone operators Telenor and PMTL (Ufone) have been awarded contracts for Next Generation Broadband for Sustainable Development Projects (SDP) worth Rs729 million in total. The 70th Board of Directors meeting... Read more »

Pakistan imports mobile phones worth Rs18.2 billion in March

KARACHI: Pakistanis have spent Rs18.2 billion for import of mobile phones in March 2020 despite the reality of business halt after lockdown to contain coronavirus. According to data released by Pakistan Bureau... Read more »

Withholding tax exemption for cellular consumers under consideration

ISLAMABAD: The Committee on Issues of Cellular Mobile Operators has agreed to prepare proposals for withdrawal of withholding tax as a relief for cellular consumers in the wake of coronavirus outbreak. First... Read more »

PTA monitors telecom operators amid coronavirus pandemic

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) is monitoring packages offered by telecom operators amid coronavirus pandemic. A statement issued on Monday, the PTA said that the telecom operators have launched many offers/initiatives for... Read more »

Monetary penalty up to Rs25 million recommended for unlawful personal data processing

ISLAMABAD: An amount up to Rs25 million has been recommended as monetary penalty for unlawful processing of personal data under Personal Data Protection Bill, 2020. According to the bill anyone who processes... Read more »