TV fee payment simplified
ISLAMABAD – Finance Minister Senator Shaukat Aziz said on June 12 the government had simplified payment of fee on television sets which would enable the TV set owners to pay the fee along with the domestic electricity bills.
Presently, domestic TV holders are required to pay TV license fee of Rs.300 per annum in lump sum, he told the National Assembly during presentation of the 2004-05 Federal Budget.
“This system burdens the TV set holders by requiring bullet payment and the discomfort of payment after standing in long queues,” he said, adding: “In order to lessen this burden and to create ease for payment, it has been decided that this fee will be collected in 12 equal monthly installments of Rs.25 each through domestic electricity bills from those whose monthly consumption of electricity exceeds 100 units.” He said: “This scheme will not be applicable for FATA, PATA and AJK.”
Source: The News