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[Asia, Pakistan] Farmers' misery in the tobacco world

The new budget was announced on the eve of 3rd June, 2016, however, despite agriculture relief subsidies promised this year, there is no proper mechanism to check if the farmers are actually being benefited. The tobacco farmers of KPK were already being h
Daily Times (pk)
added Jun 6, 2016 13:47

[Asia, Pakistan] KP tobacco farmers fear more exploitation by MNCs after budget

Although the federal budget has promised subsidies for the agriculture sector but there is no proper mechanism to check if the farmers will actually be benefited or not, says Tobacco Farmers Welfare Association secretary general. Zafar Malik pointed out
The Nation (pk)
added Jun 5, 2016 15:07

[Asia, Pakistan] Draft law to prohibit tobacco use at public places

The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has prepared a draft law to prohibit use of tobacco at public places, its sale near educational institutes and promotional activities by the manufactures to safeguard non-smokers against its potential effects on health.
DAWN Group of Newspapers (pk)
added Jun 2, 2016 17:20

[Asia, Pakistan] Over 50,000 tobacco users reach PIMS with heart, lung problems in one year

Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences received not less than 50,000 tobacco users with heart and lungs diseases in last one year and the number is continuously on the rise. Data collected by ‘The News’ on Monday reveals that the PIMS department of pulm
The News (pk)
added May 31, 2016 19:48

[Asia, Pakistan] Farmers concerned over debate on tobacco plain packaging

would only promote illicit cigarette trade because consumers would shift to smuggled products hence there would be reduced demand for local tobacco which will negatively impact livelihood of 80,000 farmers affiliated with tobacco cultivation.
Pakistan Observer (pk)
added May 30, 2016 19:48

[Asia, Pakistan] Prohibition of tobacco opposed

Senior vice-president of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chamber of Agriculture Fazal Elahi Khan has strongly opposed the KP Prohibition of Tobacco and Protection of Non-Smokers Health Bill, 2016 and said that the enactment of the proposed law could threaten the f
DAWN Group of Newspapers (pk)
added May 27, 2016 22:18

[Asia, Pakistan] Pre-budget stockpiling of cigarettes begins

Retailers and wholesalers have started stockpiling of cigarettes to make a quick buck in the run-up to budget 2016-17 when new taxes and duties are set to push up prices. Market sources said retailers and wholesalers will enjoy profits twice – first by a
DAWN Group of Newspapers (pk)
added May 14, 2016 05:41

[Asia] ‘Pakistan loses Rs24bln in taxes on illegal cigarettes’

The government is facing huge challenges in the collection of taxes from the tobacco industry, as the national exchequer is being deprived of Rs24 billion on an annual basis due to illicit trade of cigarettes, according to a research report issued on Wedn
The News (pk)
added May 12, 2016 12:30

[Asia, Pakistan] Up in smoke / Cigarette smuggling causes colossal loss, fuels black economy

The illicit trade in tobacco products inflicted a revenue loss of Rs27.7 billion upon Pakistan last year...Smuggling of cigarettes into Pakistan is a way for the MNCs to enter otherwise closed markets,
The News (pk)
added May 8, 2016 17:29

[Asia, Pakistan] Nexus of int'l tobacco companies : Local tobacco industry on verge of extinction

Planning is underway to cause immense harm to the local tobacco growers on the basis of false and concocted reports like Nelson report which is extremely biased and contrary to the facts.
Daily Times (pk)
added May 6, 2016 19:24
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