Govt can collect additional Rs50 billion in tobacco tax

ISLAMABAD: The government can collection additional Rs50 billion in taxes from the tobacco industry in the next fiscal year if the prices...

Plenty of room for increase in tobacco taxes: study

ISLAMABAD: The number of smokers in Pakistan would reduce sharply and the related health burden would also come down if the government...

No net increase in tobacco taxes despite rise in health cost

Islamabad: Since 2017 there has been no net increase in tobacco taxation on the contrary the health cost has increased up to...

Illicit cigarettes trade far less than propagated by tobacco industry: study

ISLAMABAD: The illicit cigarettes trade figures are far less in Pakistani cities than those propagated by the tobacco industry to convince the...

FED on cigarettes must be increased by 30pc in budget, say anti-tobacco activists

ISLAMABAD: The government should increase the federal excise duty on cigarettes in the upcoming budget by 30 percent as the tobacco taxes...

Higher tobacco tax, fewer cigarettes consumed: study

ISLAMABAD: Majority of smokers in Pakistan will choose to quit or reduce smoking in response to price increases rather than switch to...

Research study shows cigarette prices in Pakistan lowest in region

ISLAMABAD: In the South Asian region, cigarette prices are the cheapest in Pakistan while tobacco industry in the country would oppose any...

Pakistan wins WHO’s World No Tobacco Day 2021 Award

ISLAMABAD: The World Health Organization’s (WHO) Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean has announced World No Tobacco Day 2021 Award for Pakistan for...

Pakistan urged to follow UN convention on child rights

ISLAMABAD: Health advocates on Sunday lauded Prime Minister Imran Khan for his withdrawal from a webinar that was being organized by an...

Additional Rs19 billion tax revenue through 30 percent FED on cigarettes

ISLAMABAD: The government can generate at least Rs19 billion in additional tax revenue if the federal excise duty on cigarettes is increased...

Tobacco lobby demands tax relaxations in the name of illicit trade: study

ISLAMABAD: The tobacco lobby in Pakistan has become so powerful due to its connections in the power corridors that it has been...

Massage parlour accused of inflicting injuries, evading responsibility

LAHORE: A local massage parlour in Lahore has been accused of offering massages to clients from untrained personnel, leading to serious injuries to...

Govt urged to resolve Malam Jabba resort issue

MARDAN: Lawyers should help stakeholders promote tourism instead of dragging them into litigation and resulting in the subsequent closure of tourism promotion...

PM offered assistance for track and trace system to curb tax evasion in tobacco industry

ISLAMABAD: Stakeholders have offered Prime Minister Imran Khan all possible assistance for the Federal Board of Revenue’s track and trace system...

Academics protest HEC chairman’s removal

LAHORE: Federation of All Pakistan Universities Academic Staff Association (FAPUAFA) Punjab President Dr Abdul Sattar Malik and General Secretary Dr Ahtisham Ali,...