PTI Minister vows to take measures for increasing tax on cigarettes

Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Ali Mohammad Khan on Thursday said the government will take all necessary measures to ensure the implementation of relevant laws to enhance tax on cigarettes.

Speaking to participants of a seminar titled ‘Implications of the Cigarette Tax Policy in Pakistan’ he said health was already a neglected sector in Pakistan.

The event was organised by Social Policy and Development Centre (SPDC) in collaboration with Society for the Protection of the Rights of the Child (Sparc). The purpose of the seminar was to share findings of recent research work on tobacco taxation conducted by SPDC and to discuss implications of tax policy for cigarette consumption, government revenues and health outcomes.

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