4 booked for selling counterfeit cigarettes

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Staff Reporter

The National Tobacco Company has registered a criminal case against four persons for allegedly selling counterfeit cigarettes and causing millions of rupees in loss to national exchequer through tax evasion.

According to the company’s representative in Islamabad, its legal adviser informed the police that National Tobacco Company is a registered company in Azad Kashmir with its head office in Lahore and sub offices in Islamabad, Karachi and other cities.

He informed the police that some fraudsters were manufacturing counterfeit cigarettes in Chishtian Tehsil of Bahawalnagar district of Punjab under the Classic and Hero brands and were selling them illegally.

The scoundrels are using the fake color scheme of the trade mark to sell them in the market. The police have registered a case and started further investigation into the matter.