SHAHI announces total removal of Betel Nut from its Products
With gratitude to all our patrons who have enjoyed our supari products for decades, we wish to inform that henceforth these products will have the same flavor, taste and high quality but will not contain supari. The reasons for this step are given below.
DURING THE END OF NAWAZ SHAREEF’S tenure, the GOVERNMENT instituted certain vague changes in the law regulating the import of betel nuts. Resultantly, not a single bag of Areca nut [commonly known as betel nut, supari or chalia] has been legally imported since December 2017. In this period, Rs. 150 billion of chalia has been smuggled into the country and government has lost Rs. 44 billion in revenue through duties and taxes. It would be worthwhile mentioning that while the court has issued clarification in this matter, smuggler mafia and their facilitators are still preventing the legal import. Now that we have used up all our legally imported stock, we will not be forced to buy smuggled Supari.
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