The 2022 23 Budget will raise more eyeballs for consumers buying high-end devices since the federal government has decided to impose a levy from Rs100 to Rs16,000. From an inflation perspective, the new tax brackets are meant to discourage imported Mobile Phones in Pakistan.
The budget comes at a time when consumers are facing multiple challenges including historic inflation, and much lower revenue-earning. Meanwhile constant power outages are worrying livelihoods.
Mobile Cost freight value (US dollars)
|Rate of levy per set in rupees|
|1.||Up to $30||100|
|2.||From $30 – $100||200|
|3.||From $101 – $200||600|
|4.||From $201 – $350||1800|
|5.||From $351 – $500||4000|
|6.||From $501 – $700||8000|
|7.||From $701 and above||16000|