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Pakistan

The Society for the Protection of the Rights of the Child (SPARC) in Pakistan recently organized a session on “track and trace systems of tobacco products”. Read more

Manufacturing

The cabinet has approved a flat tax on all cigarette packets and soft drinks to try to plug a gaping budget deficit. Read more

News

Pakistan’s Federal Board of Revenue faces pressure to abolish the adjustable federal excise duty of PKR300 per kilogram on the processing of green tobacco at green leaf threshing plants. Read more

Leaf

Pakistan’s Federal Board of Revenue raided and sealed an illegal cigarette manufacturing factory in Buner allegedly run by the family of the vice chairman of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Board of Investment. Read more

Manufacturing

Gutka is a chewable form of tobacco made from crushed areca nut, tobacco, paraffin wax, and flavoring. Read more

Manufacturing

A special committee of the Pakistan Senate met early August to look into the decline in revenue from the tobacco industry. Read more

News

With Bangladesh’s tobacco production ever increasing, the commodity contributes a sizeable portion of the world’s supplies. Tobacco Asia takes a look at the country’s industry and talks to two of the main players. Read more

Features

Tobacco cultivation provides employment opportunities to 75,000 farmers’ families in rural areas and over one million direct and indirect employment to the rest of the population in Pakistan. Read more

Leaf

The Competition Commission of Pakistan advises the Federal Board of Revenue to lower the qualification criteria to hire firms for installing a new trace and tracking system at cigarette production plants. Read more

Manufacturing

Tobacco cultivating areas in Swabi are expected to soon receive a total of Rs256 million from a tobacco cess development fund for the fiscal year 2016-17. Read more

Leaf

Philip Morris Pakistan Limited has installed solar panels at its manufacturing facilities in Kotri and Sahiwal with combined capacity of 458.6 kilowatt peak. The solar panels are also capable of CO2 emission reduction by up to 362 tons per annum. Read more

Manufacturing


From the Associate editor

Jumping the Gun with E-Cig Bans?

Food for thought: could this rush to ban e-cigarettes and flavors actually backfire on public health?

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