The holding rate on telecom services is expected to increase by 5%.
According to sources in the telecom sector, the government is considering raising the withholding tax on telecom services from 10 per cent to 15 per cent.
Sources said that with the increase in holding tax, telecom services and internet will also become more expensive.
According to sources in the telecom sector, 98% of the 187 million telecom service users in Pakistan are prepaid.
Sources said that the government had promised to reduce the holding tax by 8%.