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June 12, 2021

Affordable internet

 
June 12, 2021

With the pandemic shifting classes online, the need for stable and affordable internet connections for students became more pronounced. In this digital age, where the internet is a necessity, making communication affordable should be our top priority. However, instead of ensuring that consumers are able to stay connected, the authorities are finding new ways to tax consumers’ internet use through unreasonably high advance income and sales taxes.

I do not come from a financially privileged family, and it seems absurd to me to spend such high amounts of money on something as basic as access to education. In these times of financial hardships, the federal government should come up with policies that aim to ensure that each student has equal access to education.

Gulshan Naz

Karachi