Cigarette Tax Scorecard (2nd Edition): Pakistan

This Policy Brief was written based on the findings of the second edition of the Cigarette Tax Scorecard. The brief evaluates the cigarette tax policies in Pakistan. In 2020, Pakistan scored 1.13 points out of 5 overall. This is significantly lower than the region and income group averages, which suggests that there is significant room for improvement. The overall score is an average of the following components: the cigarette price, changes in affordability, the tax share of the price, and the tax structure. Pakistan performed moderately better in the tax share component and received 2.50 out of 5 possible points. On the other hand, the country received 0 points in the affordability change component. This policy brief makes recommendations for Pakistan's government to implement a more effective tax system that will improve public health while raising tax revenues.

Read the entire 2nd edition of the Cigarette Tax Scorecard here.

Access the entire Data set with all of the country scores here.

October 2022

Location(s): Asia, Pakistan

Content Type: Policy Brief

Topic(s): Tax and price, Tax levels and structure