According to recent news mobile phones in Pakistan will be costlier by Rs. 500 and Rs. 1000. All those smart phone which have 4GB or higher basic memory, 5 Megapixel or higher camera and other specific characteristics than it will be charged Rs. 1000 more.
Rs. 500 will be charged on mobile phones which are other than smart phone or satellite phone. However Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has stated that it has not not imposed new tax on cell phones. Whereas on the other hand FBR maintains that every mobile phone now will be sold with additional sales tax of Rs. 500 or Rs. 1000.
It would have been better if tax on mobile phone would have not increased and tax on night packages would have increased. Because of these night packages youth in Pakistan is going towards wrong direction.