In media it is reported that a parliamentary committee on Information and broadcasting is considering to impose Radio Tax of Rs. 2 per each Rs. 100 card to be deducted on all reloads.
Further in reporting it is said that, Information Minister Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan was present in the committee meeting and that she was so concerned about national radio that she proposed Rs. 2 to be deducted from each Rs. 100 in account of Radio tax. She said, it will be applicable after annual budget 2011-12.
Telecom industry has immediately responded and termed this kind of collection a nonsense. They said that telecom industry isn’t responsible for an organization which is sinking for its own reasons.
If is is imposed, Telecom industry to getting a hit on their business.
Mobile operators are already paying highest taxes in Pakistan, as compared to other sectors. In addition, mobile subscribers are also bearing several kind of service charges.