I know they are powerful, I know they have money, and I know they sit handsomely in the senate of Pakistan on PTI's tickets. But everyone knows the kingpins in the tobacco industry. They mainly belong to two districts, Swabi and Mardan. I have mentioned this before but it was spin in such a way that I was made to look bad and the perpetrators were not named and shamed. Shahram Tarakai and family, Senator Zeeshan Khanzada, Senator Faisal Saleem etc are causing a loss to the national exchequer and Pakistan will never thrive if we are unable to nab this mafia. These guys are not in politics for social service but to protect their own interest. We got rid of Nawaz and Zardari and we now need to crush the snakes amongst our own ranks. For God sake there are video documentaries of this menace with clear mention of the names and owners of these tobacco manufacturing units. They have found a new way to cheat the govt by setting up plants in remote areas like AJK etc. I am a Pakistani first and then a PTI supporter, and I know the amount of money these Seths are hiding by harming our country. There kids live no less of a luxury life than Junaid Safdar and play the same sport that according to PM Khan is played only by royalty. Just google tobacco mafia in Pakistan and you will get loads of information. We can't pretend forever like an ostrich by putting our heads in sands and looking away. Lanat on all the mafias be it sugar, cement or tobacco. Shabbar Zaidi wanted to install track and trace system but these guys and their influence made him quit.
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