PTA proposes ST on cell phones at import stage

STAFF REPORT ISB: Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has recommended the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) that sales tax being charged at the time of registration of IMEI numbers by cellular mobile operators may result in multiple taxation on same mobile phone sets.

It is learnt that the PTA further recommended that the sales tax should be collected at import stage on verification issued by the PTA.

PTA officials in a meeting with the FBR were of the view that the matter is more

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Farmers stage sit-in outside sugar mills over low cane rate

STAFF REPORT HYDERABAD: Growers have recently staged a sit-in outside Faran Sugar Mills in Tando Mohammad Khan here to protest non-payment of sugarcane price of Rs182 per 40kg as notified by the Sindh government.

They demanded of the government to implement its notification in letter and spirit.

The sit-in was attended by around 250 growers from different parts of lower Sindh.

PPP MNA Nawab Yusuf Talpur, Sindh Abadgar Board (SAB) President Abdul Majeed Nizamani and Sindh

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Farmers stage rally against low prices of produce

STAFF REPORT LHR: While registering their protest against the low prices of their produce and high power tariffs for the agriculture sector, the farmers organised a big rally against the low prices of their produce and the high power tariffs.Participants of the rally, arranged under the auspices of Pakistan Farmers Alliance, burnt their "Phutti" and a farmer received burns when he was trying to set the cotton on fire.They also demanded a support price of Rs 4000/- per maund for raw-

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