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PTA Among Top Taxpaying Organization

Islamabad, June 11, 2019: Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has been ranked 7th largest tax-paying organization among its peers in 2018 on its income to the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR).

In addition, the telecom regulator has generated over Rs. 209 billion from June 2013 to March 2019 through its levies, fee and other charges.

PTA has been elected as the Chairman South Asian Telecom Regulators’ Council (SATRC) Pakistan held successful 19th meeting of SATRC, in December 2018 in Islamabad.

Representatives from 9 countries of Asia Pacific Region, namely Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Iran, India, Maldives, Nepal, Sri Lanka as well as from United Kingdom, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand attended the meeting.

During the meeting election for the new chairman of SATRC was held and all member states unanimously elected chairman PTA as Chairman SATRC for next term. PTA has also been nominated as Chairman of Policy Regulations and Services (PRS) working group of STARC. The working group will be concentrating in the areas of regulatory approaches to enhance QoS of mobile operators, digital financial services and harmonizing ICT indicators in SATRC.

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