Ten members of parliament (MP) have sent letter to Finance minister, Mustafa Kamal for reducing tax on Cigarette.
Progga released a press notice on Tuesday confirming the information.The notice says, the budget for the current (2020-21) fiscal year has been passed in the parliament with the consent of the members of parliament.
In the current budget no tax has been added on Cigarette. Unlike last four years the supplementary duty on Cigarette remained unchanged in the current budget.
At this situation the demand of the MP’s is unprecedented as they are instigated by the tobacco companies.
It also contradicts Prime Minister’s goal to build a tobacco-free Bangladesh by 2040.