Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has taken a great step for overseas Pakistanis and foreign nationals. Recent announcement will bring a smile to the faces of overseas Pakistanis and foreign nationals visiting Pakistan. In a statement released on X, PTA has declared that these individuals can now register their personal mobile phones without any tax or duty charges and use them for up to 120 days after each entry into the country.
Tax-Free Mobile Usage for Overseas Pakistanis – Here is How
You might know that earlier in March, special permission was given for use of mobiles for upto 4 months. During this period, overseas Pakistanis and foreign citizens can use their mobile phones without any tax or duty.
How to Register Your Mobile Phone
Overseas Pakistanis can visit this website to register their mobile phones. Remember that you have to create your account first before registration your mobile. The process has been made straightforward and user-friendly to ensure a hassle-free experience.
Collaborative Efforts for a Seamless System
The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) and PTA, in collaboration with the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) and mobile phone operators, have introduced a new temporary registration system⁴⁵. This system is specifically designed for overseas Pakistanis and foreign nationals who do not wish to keep their mobile phones in Pakistan and will be applicable to only one mobile handset.
Addressing Concerns and Ensuring Convenience
According to the FBR’s announcement, the new system has effectively addressed the concerns of overseas Pakistanis and foreign nationals regarding the blocking of their mobile phones. With this initiative, visitors can now enjoy their stay in Pakistan without worrying about registration issues.
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