Internet price may come down in December

Rtv online report
|  29 Nov 2018, 00:00 | Update : 29 Nov 2018, 21:26
Internet price may come down in the next December keeping ahead the eleventh national parliament election. Post, Telecommunication and Information Technology Minister Mustafa Jabbar hinted about this following a recent decision taken by the finance ministry.

On Thursday he told Rtv online, VAT on internet was made 5 percent in the budget. But the stage outside of the subscribers level VAT was kept 15 percent.

Mustafa Jabbar said, as a result expenditure for the Internet Service Providers increased. Because, there is no scope to adjust the previous VAT with the 5 percent VAT.

He said, we have requested Finance Minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith that as the VAT remains 5 percent in the subscriber level then in the previous stages it should be made 5 percent instead of 15 percent. This will result internet price down as a whole.

It is known that if VAT is reduced then more than 9 crore internet users will get the service at a lesser cost.

Is there any possibility in December? In this question Mustafa Jabbar said, our finance minister has directed us to activate it from December 1.

But a senior officer of National Board of Revenue said that they did not receive such direction formally in this regard from the finance ministry.

Mustafa Jabbar said, I personally think that if the measures are taken then general internet users will get this service at a lower cost.


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