2011 Cigaratte Smuggling in Pakistan

An estimated 1,685,000 cigarettes were smuggling and sold on the black market of Pakistan in 2011, an increase of 65 percent from the previous year.

A smuggled pack of cigarettes is sold illegally for $0.27 to $0.33 (35 to 30 Pakistani Rupees), while a legitimate pack of cigarettes that included all taxes and duties would be sold for $0.77 (70 Pakistani Rupees).

Source:  “Sale of smuggled cigarettes up by 65 percent,” Business Recorder, March 10, 2012.