Pakistani province bows to pressure, drops internet usage tax

The Finance Minister of Punjab province announced today that it has withdrawn the controversial internet usage tax it planned to impose on all types of broadband service. The announcement was made during the government’s budget speech after widespread criticism of …

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Pakistani websites go black to protest internet tax, warn fee will slow 3G/4G uptake

A number of Pakistani internet companies and bloggers have blacked out their websites to protest a new tax on internet services, with warnings that the fee could slow adoption of 3G and 4G services. Digital publishers, which have the support …

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