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Budget 2019-20: Health tax on cigarettes ignored
SLAMABAD: The government has ignored the cabinet’s decision on imposing a health tax on cigarettes in the budget for fiscal year 2019-20 in a bid to generate funds for development of the health sector.The cabinet, in a meeting held on May 28 and chaired by Prime Minister Imran Khan, was given a briefing on the budget strategy paper 2019-20. It decided to impose health tax on tobacco at the rate of Rs10 per pack of 20 cigarettes. It was also agreed that the tax would be made part of the Finance Bill 2019.
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Budget 2019-20: Health tax on cigarettes ignored
SLAMABAD: The government has ignored the cabinet’s decision on imposing a health tax on cigarettes in the budget for fiscal year 2019-20 in a bid to generate funds for development of the health sector.The cabinet, in a meeting held on May 28 and chaired by Prime Minist...
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