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VIDEO: Child labour and the tobacco industry in Pakistan

This video shows children in northwest Pakistan preparing tobacco leaves to be sent for drying. Children as young as five years old also work in tobacco farming, where they are vulnerable to poisoning from pesticides and other tobacco sicknesses.
Tobacco Control Journal blogs
added Sep 3, 2012 23:33
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[Pakistan] Tobacco firm workers vow struggle for rights

Workers of a multinational tobacco company have vowed to continue struggle for securing their rights entitled to them under local and international labour laws.
DAWN Group of Newspapers (pk)
added Jun 21, 2012 09:47
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[Asia, Pakistan] After closing plant Philip Morris now fires 141 employees

had shut its cigarette manufacturing plants in the country in Feb this year, has fired its 141 employees from Purchasing and Processing Departments mainly due to increasing cost in Pakistan...with high taxes, it was not possible for the company to compete
The Nation (pk)
added Nov 23, 2015 02:49
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[Asia, Pakistan] FED in 2013-14: two cigarette giants warned about meeting assigned target

The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) Wednesday issued a stern warning to two leading cigarette manufacturing companies to meet the assigned target of Federal Excise Duty (FED) in 2013-14 to escape strict enforcement actions. Sources told Business Reorder h
Business Recorder (pk)
added Jan 23, 2014 00:40
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[Asia] Philip Morris (Pakistan) Limited

Besides the macroeconomic hindrances, the greatest challenge for the Company is the presence of illicit trade in the industry and the Pakistan-Afghan transit route. Almost 20 percent of the cigarette available in the market is coming from illegal sources.
Business Recorder (pk)
added Aug 21, 2013 06:57
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[Pakistan] Mangal Bagh ‘bans’ snuff, smoking in Bara

The chief of proscribed outfit Lashkar-i-Islam, Mangal Bagh, has imposed a ‘ban’ on smoking and use of snuff in Bara tehsil of Khyber Agency, according to sources.
DAWN Group of Newspapers (pk)
added Jul 5, 2013 13:03
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[Pakistan] Sheesha smoking getting increasingly common in varsities

A Pakistani research published in Indian Journal of Health and Wellbeing on Sisha smoking proposed that 40 percent of Pakistani male students puff the water pipe.
Pakistan Today (pk)
added Sep 12, 2012 15:09
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[Asia-pacific, Malaysia, Pakistan, Philippines] Cigarette smuggling gouges Asia's taxes, anti-smoking drive

With Asia facing potentially debilitating health care costs related to high rates of smoking, many countries have been trying to curb tobacco consumption by increasing taxes. But this seems to have backfired by triggering an upswing in smuggling that has
Nikkei Inc. (jp)
added Nov 13, 2017 16:00
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[Asia, Pakistan] Tax-free cigarettes for rulers

While the manufacturers of the low brands are evading taxes by retailing at the prices below than that printed on the packets, the rulers are causing loss to revenue by enjoying federal excise duty exemption on the cigarettes consumed by them, their frie
The News (pk)
added Oct 8, 2015 11:14
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[Asia, Pakistan] CCP can help government enforce anti-tobacco convention: experts

The regulatory agencies such as Competition Commission of Pakistan (CCP) can play its role to assist government in smooth implementation of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) to reduce the crop farming by looking into possible collusion b
Business Recorder (pk)
added Sep 16, 2014 03:58
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