ISLAMABAD-Federal Board of Income (FBR) has clarified that the public sale of confiscated smuggled cigarettes of overseas origin has been stopped.
The choice to cease the public sale of confiscated cigarettes of overseas origin has been taken because the packing of the aforementioned cigarettes don’t adjust to the nationwide well being rules, FBR added. As per circumstances imposed by the Ministry of Nationwide Well being Providers, Rules and Coordination, warning of significant well being hazards have to be printed each graphically in addition to textually in Urdu language for bewaring most people as laid down in SROs 127(KE)/2017 & 128(KE)/2017 each dated 19-12-2017 and SRO DE/2019 dated 22-1-2019.
To be able to keep away from finishing up any inadvertent act or process that’s inconsistent with the nationwide well being legal guidelines and rules, confiscated cigarettes of overseas origin have been excluded from the general public public sale via an modification issued vide notification N. SRO 638(I)/2020 dated 23-7-2020 within the related provisions of the Customs Guidelines, 2001 (Rule 58(3) in Chapter V). Federal Board of Income (FBR) additional added that the confiscated cigarettes shall not be put to public sale and shall be destroyed within the method as prescribed by Board.