Pakistan

Pakistan

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Global Tobacco Index Score
2020
50
Rank 16
2019
66
Rank 21
INDICATORS
Level of Participation in Policy-Development
8 11
Tobacco Industry-related Corporate Social Responsibility activities
5 4
Benefits given to the Tobacco Industry
2 8
Unnecessary Interaction between Government and Industry
5 7
Measures for Transparency
8 10
Preventing Conflicts of Interest
9 14
Measures that prevent Industry Influence
13 12

Pakistan has been a Party to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) since February 27, 2005. Progress has been achieved in enforcing tobacco control measures, however tobacco industry interference has resulted to weakened policies. For example, tobacco industry lobbying to non-health departments against larger pictorial health warnings resulted in reduced sizes. Another significant challenge is tobacco industry-related CSR, which is currently not banned and is often used by the industry to partner with government agencies.