Islamabad: The Supreme Court (SC) on Wednesday restored all taxes on mobile phone scratch cards.
A three-member bench of the apex court headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Asif Saeed Khan Khosa and comprising Justice Qazi Faiz Isa and Justice Ijazul Ahsen have heard the case pertaining to taxes on mobile phone scratch cards.
The top court stated that it could not issue orders on matters which are directly related to the taxes. From now Rs25 will be deducted on every Rs100 card, with the restoration of taxes on scratch cards. The court stated that it doesn’t want to intervene in matters related to public revenue and taxes.
The CJP announced in a short order that “Reasons to be recorded, later on, we disposed of the instant suo motu case because the matter relates to revenue hence we don’t want to interfere in it and the interim order passed by the court last year is disposed of.”
On Wednesday, the court heard all parties and law officers of the provinces, as well as the attorney general, had reserved the judgment. Later on, after half-an-hour, it reassembled and restored the tax deductions from mobile phones pre-paid calling cards and easyload by companies.