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Cell phone SMS in 2014 remain 301.7b

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Mobile phone users in Pakistan have exchanged a startling 301.7 billion SMS messages during one year (July 2013 to June 2014). This means the subscribers exchanged around 800 million text messages per day. A comparison of last two years have showed that total SMS traffic during Fiscal Year 2014 decreased five per cent as compared to what we had in 2013, showing that mobile messaging apps such as WhatsApp, Viber, Line and Facebook are making an impact. Similarly,…Read More

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Taxes, duties on IT, telecom sector to remain same

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: The telecom and information technology industry will remain unchanged in the next financial year as the federal government has not touched in the finance bill for the year 2013-14 and all the taxes will likely to remain unchanged.Apparently there is no hope that the government would bring down the taxes ratio imposed on the telecom and IT sector, which has shown its strong reservations over the 19.5 per cent FED and 10 per cent WHT on telecom services.It is be noted here that…Read More

Muslims and Science: Should we remain backward?

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article image Science without religion is lame. Religion without science is blind. Religion has always played a vital role in shaping society through education. In glorious age of Islam, seminaries as a strong educational system were the centre of educational activities and provided guidance not only for religious matters, but for worldly affairs also"WISDOM IS the lost property of believers" - Prophet Muhammad (P.B.U.H)The Holy Prophet of Islam emphasized that the quest of knowledge and science is…Read More

Telecom sector to remain heavy tax payer

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article image STAFF REPORT KHI: Telecommunications is amongst the most heavily-taxed sectors in Pakistan. The telecom operators have long been lobbying the government for a reduction in the GST rate of 19.5 per cent, which is collected in FED mode. The federal budget for next fiscal year did offer tax relief to a number of sectors and industries, but the telecom subscribers seem to be left out again for any respite.According to a market expert, the telecom subscribers lose nearly a third of their pre-paid…Read More