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PM directs FBR to ensure complete elimination of illegal sale of tobacco

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has directed the chairman of the Federal Board of Revenue to ensure complete elimination of the illegal sale of tobacco.

Talking to a delegation of Pakistan Tobacco Company in Islamabad on Thursday, he advised that installation of a track and trace system should be ensured in all tobacco factories by the 15th of the next month.

The Prime Minister also gave directions to curb the smuggling of cigarettes and said that nobody will be allowed to inflict any harm on the national exchequer.

He said stern action should be taken against elements involved in smuggling and the sale of tax-evaded cigarettes.

Source: Radio Pakistan

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