Govt taking all necessary measures to enhance tax on cigarettes: Ali Muhammad Khan

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Ali Muhammad Khan, Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs said that the government will take all necessary measures to ensure the implementation of all relevant laws to enhance tax on cigarettes to boost its revenue and reduce health costs.

Speaking at a seminar on “Implications of the Cigarette Tax Policy in Pakistan” organized by Social Policy and Development Centre (SPDC) in collaboration with the Society for the Protection of the Rights of the Child (SPARC) here on Thursday, he said that generation of revenue, reallocation of resources, and reformulation of the health strategy that target to benefit the deprived groups more and improve the overall health structure is the desired need of the time.

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