The Supreme Court’s three member bench led by Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Asif Saeed Khosa on Wednesday (April 24) restore all taxes on mobile phone scratch cards.
During proceedings, there was a debate on whether matters pertaining to taxes could be heard under Article 184-3 could be heard. With the restoration of taxes on scratch cards from now as much as Rs25 will be deducted on every Rs100 card. The court said that it doesn’t want to intervene in matters of public revenue and taxes.
In June 2018, under former CJP Justice (retd) Saqib Nisar, the Supreme Court had taken suo motu notice and ordered suspension in deduction of taxes prepaid on mobile phone scratch cards.
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