National Health Services Minister Aamer Mehmood Khan has announced on Tuesday that the government has decided to impose a ‘sin tax’ on all tobacco products.

While addressing the Annual Public Health Conference, the minister said that a ‘sin tax’ bill would be sent in the National Assembly. “According to that bill, taxes would be imposed on cigarettes and tobacco products,” Aamer Khan said.

The minister further said, “Tax received from this would be spent on the youth including their human development and education.” Pakistan would be following the Philippines in imposing a sin tax on tobacco.