Pakistan Institute of Development Economics

Policy Brief 1
Higher Tobacco Taxes In Pakistan Could Increase Revenue & Improve Public Healt
Publication Year : 2018

Revenue generation is important for any country, but for a country like Pakistan, where the tax base is very small, the issue becomes very complex. Tobacco taxation increases this complexity as health costs due to tobacco consumption are as much a reality as is the need for generating revenue. With the tobacco industry contributing a major chunk of the total revenue collected on account of excise duty in the country the issue becomes trickier