Senate Committee Approves Pakistan Tabacco Board (Amendment) Bill 2017

Senate Committee approves Pakistan Tabacco Board (Amendment) bill 2017

Senate Standing Committee on Commerce and Textile Industry in its meeting on Thursday approved the amendment proposed by the Commerce Division in "The Pakistan Tobacco Board Ordinance, 1968

ISLAMABAD, (Pakistan Point News - 07th Dec, 2017 ):Senate Standing Committee on Commerce and Textile Industry in its meeting on Thursday approved the amendment proposed by the Commerce Division in "The Pakistan Tobacco Board Ordinance, 1968, and consequentially "The Pakistan Tobacco Board (Amendment) Bill, 2017" was passed by the Committee. The meeting was held under the Chairmanship of Senator Shibli Faraz here at the Parliament House. The meeting was attended among others by Senators Mufti Abdul Sattar, Saud Majeed, Saleem Mandviwala, Naseema Ehsan, Haji Saifullah Khan Bangash, Secretary Commerce and officials from Pakistan Tobacco Board.

The proposed amendment deals with the definition of Tobacco in the said ordinance. The existing definition of Tobacco goes, "the commodity which is made from the leaves of plant Nicotiana Tobaccum or Nicotiana Rustica and is commonly known as Tobacco and includes adjacent tender stalks or green tobacco but does not include tobacco waste". The definition will be replaced as "the commodity made from any part of the plant Nicotiana Tobaccum or Nicotiana Rustica used or consumed in the manufacture of cigarettes or any other tobacco product or by-product through any other modes, forms and processes."