The Pakistan Tobacco Company (PTC) recently released an updated list of cigarette prices in Pakistan. This came after the government raised the General Sales Tax (GST) and Federal Excise Duty (FED) in an effort to tackle the budget deficit and fulfill the requirements of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in order to resume the loan programme. All famous brands like Dunhill Lights, Dunhill Switch, Benson and Hedges, Gold Leaf, Dunhill Special, John Player, Capstan Filter, CBPM Original, Gold Flake, Embassy Filter incresed their prices Today.
Cigarette Prices in Pakistan 2023
|Brands||Price Per Pack (PKR)|
|Dunhill Lights 20HL||478.79|
|Dunhill Switch 20HL||522.29|
|Benson and Hedges 20HL||479.93|
|Gold Leaf 20HL||482.65|
|Dunhill Special 20HL||479.39|
|John Player 20HL||210.16|
|Capstan Filter 20HL||210.76|
|CBPM Original 20HL||211.74|
|Gold Flake 20HL||211.74|
|Embassy Filter 20HL||211.74|
The above mentioned prices are retail prices of the cigarettes per pack, while the complete prices are given in the list below.
It’s worth noting that prices have increased for everything in the country, even for basic daily necessities. This is due to the Federal Government increasing the General Sales Tax (GST) on standard items to 18%, and a 25% GST on luxury items.
Additionally, the Federal Government has also raised the Federal Excise Duty (FED) on many items that are deemed unnecessary.