Pakistani people spend almost 200 billion Rupees on smoking in fiscal 2011. The amount is very big it means that Pakistani burn more than 2 billion Dollars on smoking. Pakistan takes aid from many US which is also not very much as compared to this money which is spent on smoking in Pakistan.
If Pakistanis can spend such a huge amount of cash on cigarettes than it can be said that they can also live without US aid. The report shows that 65 billion cigarettes were used in fiscal 2011 in Pakistan. This means that almost 2062 cigarettes are consumed in one second.
It will also be appreciated if Government of Pakistan imposes more tax (it’s strange that Government imposes taxes on basic commodities) on cigarettes so that it is not used in large numbers and it will also help in health department as fewer people will get ill because of cigarettes.