Telecom companies of Pakistan thanked Miss Anusha Rehman, Minister of State for Information Technology, and Telecommunication for her concerted efforts to promote the telecom industry in the Pakistan. The telecom companies including PTCL, Jazz, Telenor, Ufone, and Zong showed gratitude in a joint letter to Ministry of IT & Telecommunication for outstanding support to the industry to seek relief on various tax issues in the Federal Budget 2017-18.
Relief on Withholding Tax and Federal Excise Duty was the result of the collaborative efforts of Ministry and Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA), under the leadership skills of Anusha Rehman, said the Telecos.
The present government’s progressive and empowering support always encouraged the telecom industry this is acknowledged by all stakeholders. “This is just the start of creating a positive enabling environment for the sector. There are still some outstanding taxation issues that will need us to work together. As you very kindly offered, and as the Finance Minister said during his budget speech, we request your continued support for raising the harmonization of tax issues with the provinces”. They said the model of public-private collaboration, set up by the Ministry, would be a source of mutual benefit to the government, the industry and ultimately to the people’.