No to Internet Taxes
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.