Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government in Pakistan on Sunday approved health tax on cigarettes and carbonated drinks.

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According to source, an additional tax of Rs10 will be imposed on a packet of 20 cigarettes and Rs1 will be charged on a bottle of 250ml carbonated drink.

The official announcement of the health tax will be made in the upcoming budget, which is scheduled to be presented in the National Assembly on Tuesday.

Revenue generated from the health tax will be spent on under privileged under the prime minister’s health care scheme.

PM’s focal person Babar Atta has also confirmed the development and said that for the first time in the history such a step had been taken, which he claimed besides discouraging

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