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Sale of substandard cigarettes on the rise in Umerkot

UMERKOT: The sale of fake labelled sub-standard cigarettes on the rise in Umerkot, causing huge losses to the government, concerned departments have been found mum, citizens staged a protest demonstration, demanded to take immediate action.

Arsalan Khan, Nadir Khan and Raza Muhammad along with others staged a protest demonstration at press club Umerkot.
They told media that one fake and unregistered company operating in Tando Adam has been selling fake labelled sub-standard cigarettes in many districts along Umerkot.

Added that it has been causing huge loss to the government, as they are using the name of a registered company which was paying taxes while the fake and unregistered company, on the one hand, does not pay the taxes, on the other hand, it’s more injurious for the health of people. They demanded immediate action.

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