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Jazz CEO Aamir Hafeez Ibrahim disappointed on govt’s anti-poor tax on voice customers

Jazz CEO, Aamir Hafeez Ibrahim, Pakistan’s leading telecom operator with 50 million subscribers, expressed his disappointment on the news that has confirmed that the Pakistan government imposed 40 percent additional taxes on price conscious voice customers who typically do not have a smartphone or WhatsApp to make calls.

Aamir Hafeez Ibrahim said that he urged the government to reverse this “anti-poor” tax.

The government has imposed a tax of 75 paisas on mobile calls that exceed five minutes. During the concluding budget speech 2021-2022, the Minister for Finance, Shaukat Tareen, said that there will be no tax on the Internet and SMS, but a tax of 75 paisas will be charged on mobile calls that are longer than five minutes. He added that there will be zero tax on information technology firms.

Earlier, Aamir Hafeez shared, “Super excited as @jazzpk secures the telecom sector’s largest credit facility of PKR 50 billion, led by @HBLPak, to accelerate 4G network rollout. A great leap forward for the #DigitalPakistan agenda.’

Jazz CEO is a committed champion of Digital Pakistan and women empowerment who has longed campaigned for digital policies.

Prior to Jazz, Aamir was Jazz’s Deputy CEO and Chief Commercial Officer. He has over two decades of international experience as a senior executive across multiple industries and continents.

Prior to joining Jazz, Aamir was the Senior Vice President for Telenor Group, where he led distribution initiatives across Asia.

Aamir has also held senior leadership positions at Ford Motor Company, Jaguar & Land Rover. Aamir brings with him a wealth of experience specifically in strategic marketing, sales and distribution, analytics, product development, government and regulatory management, business planning, M&A, public relations and crisis management.

Aamir has an undergraduate degree in Accounting from the University of Texas and an MBA from IMD in Switzerland.

In 2012, Aamir received an Advanced Management Program diploma from Harvard Business School. Aamir has lived and worked across multiple cultures and countries including Thailand, Pakistan, the UK, the United Arab Emirates, Switzerland and the US.

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