No Relief from Long Distance Taxes in Pakistan

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Pakistan currently taxes incoming international telephone calls. While reports have been circulating that these taxes have been abolished, these reports are just rumors. In fact, The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) directly addressed recent rumors and made it clear that the matter of these taxes is still pending in the Lahore High Court. The rumors started when the PTA made a statement regarding another pending matter and confusion led to a rush of articles being written declaring the revocation of the tax.

While citizens are anxious to hear the outcome of this matter, the Court continues its probe and has requested a technical compliance report from (PTA) regarding its orders for suspension of notification for tax on incoming international calls and subsequent steps under it. As no further information has been forthcoming, it is likely that residents are in for what may be a lengthy wait as the Court decides whether or not these extra taxes are legal.

What does this mean for 011Now users? It means that there are no immediate plans to reduce our already low rates to Pakistan. However, the good news remains that 011Now already offers one of the cheapest rates to Pakistan around. Click here to view the rates to Pakistan and any other country you would like to connect with.

In light of this information, some of you may be disappointed as you were hoping to save money this Valentine’s Day while speaking to your loved ones in Pakistan. While we can’t lower the rates anymore, what we can do is provide you with a different way to save money. Our referral program offers $10 in free calling credits for referring your friends. The process is simple and your friends save money as well. Click here to find out how it works. If you utilize our referral program correctly, you and your friends could be making tons of free calls to Pakistan and elsewhere before you know it.

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One Response to “No Relief from Long Distance Taxes in Pakistan”

  1. muiz Says:

    It seems that Government is making every effort to keep overseas Pakistanis away from homeland, first the matter of dual nationality and now this 9 folds increased call rates which is indeed a shame because all other neighbouring countries are still offering the 1p call rates incl. India & Bangladesh.. Only Pakistanis are punished because off course they belong to Pakistan… Worst ever act by PTA… Strongly condemned

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