ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Nationwide well being Providers Aamer Mehmood Khan on Tuesday stated that authorities will impose a sin tax on cigarettes and different tobacco merchandise.
The federal minister whereas addressing the Annual Public Well being Convention stated “We’re sending a sin tax invoice within the Nationwide Meeting to impose taxes on cigarettes and tobacco merchandise.”
Aamer additional said that tax generated from this might be spent on the human growth and training sector.
Pakistan will observe the Philippines in imposing a sin tax on tobacco.
In 2017, the World Financial institution cited the sin tax reform in Philippines as among the many most profitable tobacco taxation which not solely elevated revenues for the nation but in addition minimize down on the variety of people who smoke.