Published On: Thu, May 2nd, 2019
Published in Category: Islamabad

Activists in shock over tobacco firm’s donation for dam fund

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Islamabad: Activists working in health field have expressed their s concern over PM Khan receiving dam fund from Tobacco Company.

According to Social activist Malik Imran that , It is a clear violation of Article 5.3 of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Framework Conven¬tion on Tobacco Control (FCTC) which says that government representatives cannot meet and receive funds from tobacco companies.

Malik Imran while talking to a private TV channel said that there was a possibility that PM Khan might not be aware that being a signatory to the FCTC, Pakistan could not receive funds from tobacco companies, adding that it was the responsibility of PM’s team to inform him about it. It is strange that the amount has been given just a month before the announcement of the federal budget, he added.