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Telecommunication

Telecommunication

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Published by: Zaryab Qurashi Xabi on Jun 21, 2012
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Even though it is the fastest growing sector of the economy yet telecom sector
faces many challenges like rising operational and maintenance cost, increasing tariff
cost, cut throat competition and increase in government taxes. The purpose of this study
is to high light these challenges and issues.

This study tries to answer the following questions:

• What are the most glaring issues and problems faced by the telecom sector in the
current economic situation?
• What are the industry’s woes and concerns regarding the taxation laws in the
country and the telecom-specific policies of Government particularly FBR?
• How the sector wants to be governed in terms of taxation?

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3. REVENUE CONTRIBUTION

3.1. Relevant Legal Provisions

It is pertinent to start by an overview of relevant legal provisions vis-à-vis taxation in
Pakistan. Following are the statutory provisions regarding taxation of Telecommunication sector
as provided in existing tax laws of the country.

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