New PTA Taxes on all iPhones (iPhone 5 to iPhone 14 series)
The best thing about iPhone is that it doesn’t lose its value for years after launch. Comparatively, smartphones from other brands usually do not last long if we compare them to an iPhone. Furthermore, you will be surprised to know that in Pakistan even some older iPhones will cost you more than the price in which they have launched a few years ago.
This is because our national telecom regulator Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has recently increased taxes on imported smartphones. Many experts attribute this increase to the declining rupee and limited State Bank reserves. Currently, the government intends to restrict imports in order to stabilize the economy. This is a step in the right way for retailers that import phones in bulk, but we do not feel it is fair for the average user who imports phones for personal use. Right now, we are going to cover the taxes on all iPhones (From 5 series to 14 series) that are available in the market.