Smuggled Indian goods.

Byline: MALIK TARIQ - Lahore

This government has been making huge claims of curbing smuggled luxury items, but actions and ground realities betray this shallow rhetoric. Smuggled Indian confectionary items, like Haldiram Nimco products, biscuits, packed food items, shampoo etc are openly displayed and sold by big retailers in Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, etc. One such store is located in Y-Block DHA Lahore, adjacent to Jashni Sweets. It is a wholesale market which sells Indian made chewing tobacco called ghutka, banned in Pakistan, and alcoholic spirits.

This store also has numerous other branches in Gulberg and other similar posh localities. In Karachi and Islamabad too, big retailers sell Indian products despite the fact that similar items are also made in Pakistan.

It is reflective of poor governance. Corrupt state...

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