Good NEWS for all telecom - 19.5% FED instead of 21%

From July 1, 2009 Federal Excise Duty will be 19.5% on all outgoing calls by all telecom companies

instead of 21%

21% FED was imposed by Govt of Pakistan in 2008-09 Budget instead of 15%.

A good news but BAD government announced rise in FUEL Prices.

Oonth k muh may zeera.

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Oonth k muh may zeera.
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yeah 2% WTF … i mean WTF :@

1.5% not 2%, wow, such a sympathetic government.

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1.5% not 2%, wow, such a sympathetic government.
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update your info …

Reduction of Federal Excise Duty on telecommunication services from 21% to 19 % is aimed at reducing the cost of the service.

source: http://www.fbr.gov.pk/budget2009-2010/sf/stsf.pdf

I think its 19.5% ... (and not 19%).

See telenor has updated its pages with 19.5% tax rates.

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All outgoing calls/airtime usage is subject to 19.5% CED only.
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http://www.telenor.com.pk/prepaid/package_a.php

In the original budget session it was 19%

But after they removed the SMS tax, it was increased to 19.5% to compensate for the losses.

in recharging account they ve increased 1 rupee i think before ven i used to put card of rs 100 in my jazz i get 86 yesterday i got 85

any 1 else notce

haalatt hai... :S