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LHC suspends govt notification on international calls tax hike

October 25, 2012


Lahore High Court (LHC) - File Photo

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Thursday suspended the notification issued by the federal government for tax increase on incoming international calls, DawnNews reported.

Justice Ijazul Hasan heard the case at the LHC.

During the hearing, the petitioner’s counsel informed the court that the new tax imposed on incoming international calls caused serious concern among overseas Pakistanis.

The counsel moreover requested the court to restrain the government from implementing the tax.

The bench remarked that the government continually came up with new taxes which was resulting in more difficulties for the people. The bench added that the courts would prevent the government’s injustices against the people.

The court then suspended the federal government’s notification to increase taxes on incoming international calls.

Moreover, the court directed the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) to file a reply on the matter in the first week of November.