Minister of State for Revenue Hammad Azhar on Tuesday tweeted details of the government’s new mobile phone tax policy for people travelling to Pakistan from abroad. *
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He explained one cell phone is allowed to be registered as duty free while no registration or duty will be levied on any phone(s) to be used in Pakistan for less than 30 days.
He tweeted: “For benefit of people travelling into Pak from abroad, the mobile tax policy for you is: 1) One phone allowed to be registered as duty free 2) No Registration/Duty needed on any phone(s) using roaming 3) No Reg/Duty needed if phone(s) to be used in Pak for less than 30 days.”
“Also, no registration/duty required on any phone that was activated or ever used in Pak before the 1st of December 2018,” he said in another tweet.
“Duties and registration can be done at either the airports or in any of the Custom Houses across Pakistan. Phones are not detained during the process of registration or duty payments.”