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CJP takes notice of tax cuts on mobile phone cards

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar Thursday took notice of high levy being charged on mobile phone cards in the country.

The chief justice remarked that Rs 40 was being cut on Rs 100 card. He asked under what heads the levy was being charged.

The apex court would hear the case next week.

Currently, the consumers are paying 42 percent tax, including 19.5 percent FED, 12.5 percent WHT and 10 percent service/ maintenance charges on every Rs.100 card.

A mobile user, who recharges Rs 100 card, is paying Rs 35.62 in taxes. Further, the user is paying full amount even if the call drops after 10 seconds.

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