Kathmandu: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ has instructed not to immediately implement the decision about not bringing mobile phones to common people coming from abroad.
There was widespread protest around the country after the customs office decided that the general public should pay 18% tax on mobile phones brought from abroad, few months ago.
It was said that if the person has brought one more mobile including the one he is using, then he has to pay 18% tax to the customs department for the second mobile.
After the ‘No Remittance’ campaign was launched using hashtags on social media, the Prime Minister directed Finance Minister Bishnu Paudel not to implement the decision.
The Telecommunication Authority had decided to implement the Mobile Device Management System (MDMS) to discourage the distribution and use of illegally imported mobile phones before.
Prime Minister ‘Prachanda’ has also instructed the Nepal Telecommunication Authority not to implement the MDMS system for the time being.