PTA contributed Rs1.7t in last four years to national exchequer

Islamabad: Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) had contributed Rs 1.707 trillion in national exchequer in last four years.

According to a document available with this agency, Rs 96.484 billion were added in national exchequer in fiscal year of 2013-14 by PTA while in 2014-15 the amount was Rs 7.017 billion.

Likewise, Rs 34.112 billion were added in fiscal year of 2015- 16 and Rs 33.127 billion were included in national exchequer in year of 2016-17 by PTA, the document further read.

The Telecom Sector Indicators said in June 2015, total 3.95 million subscribers (fixed & wireless) whereas in Oct 2015, it has reached to 23.2 million broadband subscribers.

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The prominent broadband technologies in the country were mobile broadband 86.5%, DSL 6.7%, EvDO 5.5% and WiMax 1%.

It has deposited more than Rs 370 billion in national exchequer. The $2.7 billion were invested by the telecom companies in last two fiscal years.

The document said more than 1.8 billion FDI inflow was attracted, corresponding to $ 550.9 million net FDI during last two fiscal years.

Likewise, NGMS auctions constitute most of this FDI brought US $965 million into the country with $ 147.5 million plus markup to be paid in installments during next five years.


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