ISLAMABAD - Providing relief to a large number of citizens working outside the country, the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) on Tuesday announced to withdraw the tax on incoming international telephone calls, reported a private TV channel.

The PTA has issued a letter regarding the withdrawal of the tax. The PTA has cancelled the agreement made with LDI operators on September 25. It was according to this agreement that international incoming calls were taxed. PTA officials said the decision was made in light of the court's order.  The Lahore High Court (LHC) had earlier sought a reply from the PTA regarding the levy of an additional tax on incoming international telephone calls and had issued a stay order.