No tax on internet data usage clarifies the energy minister
Hammad Azhar says PM Imran and cabinet did not approve levy on internet data usage
The Federal Energy Minister Hammad Azhar Unconscious said on Friday that Prime minister Imran Khan, the Federal government had not yet approved by the Federal Excise tax (FRS) for the use of the information on the net, and it was going to be included in the final draft of the budget.
This statement came shortly after the PTI and the government were met with severe criticism from a social network, and the mainstream media in order to introduce a tax on internet data.
“The prime minister and the government does not approve of the tax, under the name of, with the help of the Internet data. This will include the final draft of the Finance Act, budget), which has been submitted to the Parliament for approval, ” the Energy Minister said on Twitter.
In the past, the government, led by Prime minister Imran announced a federal budget of Rs 8.4 trillion for the fiscal year 2021-22, with a focus on ensuring a comprehensive, sustained and sustainable economic growth, through the integration of planning and development.
The budget, finance Minister Shaukat Tarin said that the deficit in the current account balance can be achieved to a maximum of $ 20 billion, but the government is not a wise policy, it has failed to lift the economy out of trouble.
He said that the country is faced with a dangerous situation, that is, the failure of the government to take the initiative in order to ensure its financial stability, as evidenced by the growth in the gross domestic product (GDP) of 3.94 per cent in the current fiscal year.
To illustrate the success of the present government, the Minister said that they had managed to bring the current account deficit is a budget surplus of $ 800 million. He said that the economy is on a path of stabilization and economic growth.
For the telecommunications sector, and the federal excise tax has been reduced from 17% to 16%, ” he said, adding that the tax will be reduced by 40%.
The finance minister also added that the WHT of mobile services has been reduced from 12% to 10%.
The government plans to further reduce taxes, and are a mobile services by 8%.