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  • Production, sale of cigarettes may be against the law

    ISLAMABAD: The registration of three police cases regarding the violation and non-implementation of tobacco laws has triggered debate on whether the hundreds of thousands of people involved in the production, supply, import, distribution and sale of cigarettes are violating the law and if they may be liable to be punished...

    “The notification could not be implemented for two years and according to section four of the tobacco law, all...

  • Production of cigarettes plunged 35.8pc in 2016-17

    Pakistan has been one of the top producers of cigarettes due to vast availability of tobacco in the country particularly in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa...

    The latest official data for FY17 shows that the cigarette production remained slightly over 50pc of the record production of 64bn cigarettes in 2005-06...

  • Cigarettes being sold in black

    KARACHI: Local cigarettes are being sold in black ahead of the budget 2015-16...

    Dealers said the supply of local cigarettes has slowed down drastically over the past months by the manufacturers...

  • Govt hints at reducing taxes on cigarettes in upcoming budget

    The Special Assistant to the prime minister on revenue, Haroon Akhtar Khan hinted that taxes on cigarettes might decrease in the upcoming budget...

    In an exclusive interview with DawnNews Akhtar pointed out how the smuggling of cigarettes posed a new challenge for the government as the illicit underground tobacco industry cost the exchequer Rs40 billion in taxes...

  • FBR seizes millions of tax-evaded cigarettes

    ISLAMABAD: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has recovered millions of cigarettes on which tax was not paid, and unearthed a tax evasion of more than Rs100 million by a tea maker...

    According to an official statement issued on Friday, the FBR has started conducting raids against tax evasion on tea and cigarettes...

  • Tobacco industry, monetary interests prevail over cigarettes’ health hazards

    “After two years a survey will be conducted to assess if increasing the size of the warning indeed made smokers quit smoking cigarettes, or they have started smoking smuggled cigarettes,” said Minister Tarar...

    Another official privy to the meeting quoted the representatives of cigarette companies saying that instead of decreasing the number of cigarette smokers, bigger size of the warning will only increase the use of the smuggled...

  • Non-tax paid cigarettes causing Rs24bn annual loss to exchequer

    6 billion illegal (non-tax paid) cigarettes are smoked on an average every month in Pakistan...

    “Approximately, one out of every four cigarettes consumed in Pakistan is illicit which is 137 basic points higher than the global average,” according to a report on ‘The Challenge of Illicit Trade in Cigarettes: Impacts and Solutions for Pakistan,’ launched here on Tuesday...

  • Indian cigarettes, Chinese electrodes, silk cloth seized

    LAHORE: The anti-smuggling squad of Customs Collectorate on Friday seized 14 cartons of Indian cigarette, 1,000kg Chinese welding electrodes and 700kg of foreign silk cloth in three separate operations in the provincial capital...

    They said the cigarettes approximately valuing Rs800,000 were banned in Pakistan...

  • Pre-budget stockpiling of cigarettes begins

    KARACHI: Retailers and wholesalers have started stockpiling of cigarettes to make a quick buck in the run-up to budget 2016-17 when new taxes and duties are set to push up prices...

    Market sources said retailers and wholesalers will enjoy profits twice – first by artificially creating shortage a few days prior to the budget and demanding extra money from consumers and secondly, on the piled-up stocks post-budget when the price would...

  • Illicit cigarettes account for 40pc of total demand: SBP

    KARACHI: The illicit market of cigarettes in Pakistan accounts for about 40 per cent of total demand, which is putting the tobacco industry under pressure and costing 45pc loss in terms of the Federal Excise Duty (FED) collection, said a report released recently by the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP)...

    It discussed the challenge being faced by the legitimate cigarette industry in Pakistan in view of an increasingly dominant illicit...

  • Dealers oppose proposed law to ban sale of loose cigarettes

    ISLAMABAD: Stakeholders in the tobacco industry have started opposing the Ministry of National Health Services’ (NHS) move for trying to keep children from smoking by making cigarettes less affordable for them...

    In developed countries, the sale of individual cigarettes is not allowed to ensure that children do not buy them as they often cannot afford to buy a whole pack...

  • Federal cabinet bans sale of loose cigarettes

    ISLAMABAD: The federal cabinet on Tuesday banned the sale of loose cigarettes, in order to prevent children from smoking by making cigarettes more expensive...

    Health experts and civil society have been working for several years to ban the sale of loose cigarettes in order to discourage children from smoking...

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