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Does Pakistan Need a `Sin Tax` on the Tobacco and Sugar Industries?

Worries about unhealthy habits combined with a need to raise more money for the national health budget could soon lead to a new tax being introduced in Pakistan.
It is reported that the Government will hold a series of meetings to discuss whether to tax tobacco products as well as food and drink with high sugar levels.

Commonly labelled as a sin tax, this would see a figure that has yet to be specified added onto the price of these products. Does the country need a tax like this, and what e... Full Story

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