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Telephone calls to Pakistan taxed heavily again by Zardari government

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  1. Sharif Aadmi

    EasyGo

    It should be 500m RS . it can't be 500m $ per month.

    Posted 1 year ago on 16 Oct 2012 12:10 #
  2. LHR

    @SA
    try and pin this on PMLN as well somehow....very strange you havnt done it yet!

    Posted 1 year ago on 16 Oct 2012 12:34 #
  3. EasyGo

    You may be correct @Sharif Aadmi jee.

    In fact, this news has been sent by my phone company upon my complaint for service disconnection. I didn't see it yet through any other source.

    And yes, from the news it looks Govt is behind this increase. I also feel it counter productive as people will reduce calling instead of increasing their spending.

    Posted 1 year ago on 16 Oct 2012 12:40 #
  4. Adonis

    While the government is guilty for its negligence and collusion, the real culprits are PTCL and its cohort LDI operators. These 14 companies have made a cartel called 'International Clearing House (ICH)" which will get paid for all incoming telecom traffic to Pakistan. This cartel was approved by Ministry of IT and it then ordered PTA to grant its formal approval and increase the call landing charges.

    While PTA has increased the call landing charges by about 200%, this ICH cartel has increased its charges for incoming calls from 300-600% for calls originating from different countries. On top of that, due to this cartel all these companies will get a fixed share of revenue from incoming traffic without doing anything. It is likely that PTCL, being the biggest LDI will remain the only actual operator while the remaining LDI companies will get their share each month only for having an LDI license.

    Competition Commission of Pakistan had previously expressed its concern regarding creation of this ICH terming it as a cartel for price collusion. Lets see if it takes any action against it now.

    http://propakistani.pk/2012/05/09/ldi-operators-agree-to-implement-ich/

    Posted 1 year ago on 17 Oct 2012 6:26 #
  5. anasyounus

    The increase in rates is repealed I think

    Altaf Hussain was the first to congratulate nation on this ;)

    Posted 1 year ago on 04 Dec 2012 13:05 #
  6. Adonis

    So going to courts has worked. Govt went on back foot and finally relented.

    Posted 1 year ago on 04 Dec 2012 20:44 #
  7. junaid

    i heard the case is still pending in the courts ..

    Posted 1 year ago on 04 Dec 2012 21:11 #
  8. Rohail Taqi

    Posted 1 year ago on 04 Dec 2012 23:32 #
  9. azizi

    PTA Suspends Tax on International Incoming Calls

    Posted 1 year ago on 04 Dec 2012 23:59 #
  10. azizi

    No carrier in the USA or Canada has reduced the rates yet. Pre-tax-hike rates were 2.0 cents per minute from USA on average.

    as of today rates at:
    http://telephonepakistan.com/ .................... 9.9 cents
    http://www.localphone.com/call/pakistan ...... 8.9 cents
    http://www.inphonex.com/rates/ ................. 7.6 cents
    http://www.comwave.net/ ........................ 11.9 can cents

    Posted 1 year ago on 05 Dec 2012 0:09 #
  11. Adonis

    Actually wrong news report.

    Nothing has changed.

    Today is the case hearing in the court.

    However, in total contravention of Court's stay order, all LDI operators are still bringing traffic only through PTCL at the exorbitant rates.

    I don't know why the news spread across all channel but it was just a rumor and no rate reduction has been done on Govt's part.

    Posted 1 year ago on 05 Dec 2012 4:10 #
  12. EasyGo

    It is strange, as per news notification is issued.

    So what is reality, no notification or no action on the notification.

    Posted 1 year ago on 05 Dec 2012 8:42 #
  13. anasyounus

    Actually wrong news report.

    Nothing has changed.

    الطاف بھائی کی قوم کو دی ہوئی مبارکباد کا کیا ہوگا ؟؟

    ویسے تو اس خبر پر قوم کو مل کر الطاف بھائی کو مبارک باد دینی چاہیے تھی ، آخر کو اورسیز پاکستانیوں میں سب سے زیادہ اس کمی کا فائدہ الطاف بھائی کو ہی ہونا تھا
    ;) :)

    Posted 1 year ago on 05 Dec 2012 10:40 #
  14. Adonis

    "ICH Case in LHC: No Relief for Overseas Callers Yet"

    http://propakistani.pk/2012/12/05/ich-case-in-lhc-no-relief-to-overseas-callers-yet/

    Posted 1 year ago on 05 Dec 2012 10:51 #
  15. Khan

    Supreme Court upheld tax on incoming international phone calls

    Another slap of SC on overseas Pakistanis?

    http://tribune.com.pk/story/510517/tax-on-incoming-international-phone-calls-is-here-to-stay/

    Posted 1 year ago on 21 Feb 2013 14:14 #
  16. Sharif Aadmi

    Khan jee
    so , SC should stop all tax collection. I think pakistani residing in pakistani pay bulk of taxes collected by state . Isnt ?

    Posted 1 year ago on 22 Feb 2013 7:57 #
  17. wazirabadi

    Does anyone know the latest status of this important matter?

    Posted 1 year ago on 06 Jun 2013 16:00 #
  18. Adonis

    as directed by Supreme Court, the Competition Commission heard the case. It has declared the cartel of ICH as illegal. This should now result in decrease of rates.

    Posted 1 year ago on 06 Jun 2013 16:56 #
  19. EasyGo

    Adonis Bhai,

    Think, it is three weeks since Competition Commission has given their final verdict on ICH, but still not implemented. May be defendants has time for right of appeal.

    Posted 1 year ago on 06 Jun 2013 19:07 #

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