No to In­ter­net Taxes

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The Pak­istani dig­i­tal com­mu­nity has re­jected the newly im­posed in­ter­net taxes by the Gov­ern­ment of Punjab and blacked out their web­sites home pages to register their protest.

The protest is the re­sult of a 19.5 per cent GST levied by the Gov­ern­ment of Punjab on all in­ter­net ser­vices in Pak­istan. This in­cludes 3G, 4G, EVDO, fiber and DSL ser­vices, with PKR 1500 or more monthly bill rates on those with a broad­band speed of 2 Mbps and above.

Out­raged at the high GST rates im­posed on in­ter­net us­age, the en­tire dig­i­tal com­mu­nity, in­clud­ing dig­i­tal pub­lish­ers, in­ter­net ser­vice providers, and IT or­ga­ni­za­tions, have come to­gether to protest.

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