Senate Committee gives FBR a fortnight to report on tax collection decline from tobacco

Present on the occasion, the FBR officials said, decline in tax collection was because of fake and illegal (smuggled and non-custom paid) cigarettes

Senate panel to take up declining tobacco revenues in meeting today

ISLAMABAD: The Senate Special Committee on the causes of declining tax revenues from the tobacco sector is scheduled to be held today (Wednesday). Sources in...

NAB asks FBR for assistance in investigation against declining revenues from tobacco sector

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Revenue from cigarette industry surges by Rs88.54bn in 2017-18

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Cigarette manufacturers fail to comply with health ministry’s directives

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Health ministry launches crackdown against violators of PHW on cigarette packs

ISLAMABAD: Taking a strong exception to the availability of cigarette packets with no Pictorial Health Warning (PHW) or having PHW less than 50 per...

Pakistan Tobacco Company announces Rs2.9 billion Q2 profit

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FBR enhances FED for locally produced cigarettes

ISLAMABAD: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) on Thursday issued a notification of the enhancement in the rates of locally produced cigarettes. The notification available with this scribe...

Philip Morris to only produce smoke-free products in its factory in Greece

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Audit team unlikely to submit report on tobacco MNCs before PAC on 23 May

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Pakistan’s Auditor General initiates special audit of MNCs in tobacco sector

Pakistan’s Auditor General has started a forensic audit of multi-national companies (MNCs) of tobacco sector and sought necessary record from MNCs to conclude the audit within 15 days in light of Public Accounts Committee’s (PAC) directions, it has been learnt.

PAC summons FBR chairman over reduction in tax collection from tobacco sector

ISLAMABAD: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has retained the third slab of federal excise duty (FED) on cigarette prices and sat aside stakeholder’s recommendations,...

FBR turned down health ministry’s proposal to increase cigarettes prices

ISLAMABAD: The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) straightaway rejected the Ministry of National Health Regulation Authority’s proposal’ to soar the cigarettes price by Rs44...

Growers of tobacco threaten to stage sit-in in Islamabad on April 24

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Health Ministry asks policy review of reducing cigarette prices to save lives 

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