Prime Minister Imran Khan has given orders for a nationwide crackdown against the illegal import of cigarettes which yearly causes a loss of Rs.35 billion to the national exchequer.
As per sources, a letter has been issued from the PM Office to the Ministry of Health and Board of Revenue directing them for a clampdown over the illicit activity in the country.
The letter reads that a large-scale unlawful trade of local and international cigarettes has been occurring in Pakistan, and this business is growing on a per day basis.
The letter further mention that a good amount of tax is evaded in this trade which is resulting in a loss of billions to the national exchequer.
The Prime Minister Office also instructed the Health ministry and FBR to submit a report in this regard on monthly basis.
On the other hand, as per the reports of local media, K-Electric has asked for a surge in gas supply from Sui Southern Gas Company.