Fawad replies to Overseas Pakistani’s question about mobile phone ‘ban’


Information Minister on Tuesday responded to one of his followers on Twitter who complained of government’s decision to a “ban” on overseas Pakistanis to bring smartphones to Pakistan.

The complaint came as the minister shared a news item giving details about how much money overseas Pakistanis have donated for DAM fund so far.

“So that is why you have banned overseas Pakistan from bringing mobile phones,” wrote users while replying to the minister.

The minister who has over one million followers on Twitter noticed the complaint and came up with an answer saying “over seas Pakistanis can bring mobile phone with them”.

Ch Fawad Hussain


اوور سیز پاکستانی فون لا سکتے ہیں اضافی فون پر ٹیکس ہے ، ہم دو ارب ڈالر کے موبائل درآمد کر رہے ہیں اس پر ٹیکس نہیں کریں گے تو کیسے چلے گا؟60 ڈالر سے کم قیمت کے فون پر ٹیکس نہ ہونے کے برابر ہے مہنگے فون پر 38% ٹیکس ہےاس سے زیادہ مناسب ٹیکسیشن کیا ہو گی۔ٹیکس کلچر اپنانا ہو گا

Ikram Sagar@Ikram_Sagar7
Replying to @fawadchaudhry

اس لئے ہی آپ لوگوں نے اوورسیز پاکستانیوں پر موبائل فون لانے پر پابندی عائد کر دی ?

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He said tax has been imposed on additional mobile phones that  Pakistanis bring home. “We are importing $2 billion worth of mobile phones,   how can we do without taxes?”

Mobile valuing  less than $60 had almost no tax, costlier phones had 38% tax. What would be the appropriate taxation than this. “(We) will have to adopt tax culture,” he said.

The minister reply seemed to convince the user as he  retweeted the  Fawad Chaudhry’s tweet in order for his followers to read it.



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