Mobile Phone import duties, PTI government takes important decision

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Mobile Phone import duties, PTI government takes important decision

ISLAMABAD - The federal government has decided to review duties and taxes imposed on the import of mobile sets – for rapid digitalization in the country – and to offer facilities on the local manufacturing of cellular phones.

The decision was taken in a meeting held on Friday at the finance ministry. The meeting was chaired by Adviser to the Prime Minister on Finance Dr Abdul Hafeez Shaikh, the de facto finance minister.

According to sources, the Digital Pakistan Vision chief Tania Aidrus, ruling PTI leader Jahangir Tareen and representatives of telecom companies attended the meeting.

The session deliberated on several recommendations including ensuring the availability of 4G smart phones at affordable prices and promoting the mobile phone manufacturing industry.

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