While the sales tax on petrol has been kept unchanged at 10.54%, according to the statutory regulatory order (SRO) issued by the FBR.
The development comes a week after the government had increased the price of petrol by Rs5 per litre.
Furthermore, the sales tax on kerosene and light-diesel will also remain unchanged at 6.70% and 0.20%, respectively.
Federal Ministers defend the increase in Petroleum prices
Last week government increased the price of petrol by Rs5 owing to the fluctuations in petroleum prices in the international market and exchange rate variation.
After increasing the prices of petroleum on Sep. 15, the government is being criticised for the move.
However, Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiatives Asad Umar said that the federal government is charging a 16.4pc tax on petrol which is one-third of the tax rate charged during the previous government of Pakistan Muslim League- Nawaz (PML-N).
Asad stated that the tax was as high as 52pc during the last government’s tenure.
Responding to PPP’s leader Murtaza Wahab, Asad Umer said: The current pdl is 5.62 and sales tax is 11.76. Total tax 17.38. Base price 105.92. Total price 123.3. Taxation rate 16.4%. Which is less than one-third of that time of PML-N govt when the tax was 52%.
Hazir janab. The current pdl is 5.62 and sales tax is 11.76. Total tax 17.38. Base price 105.92. Total price 123.3. Taxation rate 16.4%. Which is less than one third of that time of pml n govt when tax was 52%. Aur koi khidmat janab? https://t.co/czvNLL0mc6— Asad Umar (@Asad_Umar) September 16, 2021
پاکستان میں تیل کی قیمتیں اب بھی ریجن میں سب سےکم ہیں، یا تو تین سالوں میں تیل کے کنوئیں نکل آتے ورنہ ظاہر ہے جب آپ نے تیل باہر سے خریدنا ہے تو قیمت بڑھے گی تو قیمتیں بڑھیں گی، یہی اصول باقی درآمدات کیلئے ہے۔اصل کامیابی یہ ہےکہ75 فیصد آبادی کی آمدنی میں بھی خاطر خواہ اضافہ ہوا ہے https://t.co/vfggD1xaFx— Ch Fawad Hussain (@fawadchaudhry) September 16, 2021