Growers rejects additional tax on tobacco

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SWABI: Tobacco growers of Swabi district here Friday staged protest demonstration and demanded government to withdraw additional tax on tobacco. Protestors who blocked Peshawar- Islamabad motorway for some time said that agriculture sector is facing a recession and hardships of farmers have increased due to imposition of Rs. 390/ Kg additional tax on tobacco. They said that recent rain and floods has also negatively impacted tobacco crop and imposition of additional tax in existing scenario is unjust. They also threatened to stage protest if their demands were not met. APP