Govt to generate Rs50b if surcharge imposed on sugary drinks, tobacco

The Nation | May 20, 2020 at 4:09 PM
  • The virtual debate, by the Society for the Protection of the Rights of the Child on “Imposition of surcharge on tobacco products for supporting health infrastructure to fight COVID-19 pandemic”, involved local anti-tobacco advocates, doctors and civil society activists.
  • Irfan Ahmed, Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids-Pakistan head, drew the attention of Prime Minister Imran Khan towards a decision approved by the federal cabinet to implement a surcharge of Rs10 on tobacco products and Re1 on sugary drinks that remained pending to date.