Government of Pakistan has further increased the petroleum levy due to which the benefit of decrease in petroleum products worldwide cannot be transferred to general public. Government should increase tax on Sugary drinks instead of increasing levy on petroleum products. This will not only generate revenue of the government but it will also improve public health. Pakistan has the 3rd highest burden of diabetes worldwide with 33 million people living with diabetes and the rate in which diabetes is increasing Pakistan is world number 1 country with fastest growth of diabetes. This was said by health, economic and policy experts while addressing to the media workshop organized by Pakistan National Heart Association at local hotel in Islamabad. The workshop was attended by the senior journalists, civil society representatives, health, economy and policy experts. The workshop was hosted by PANAH’s General Secretary Sanaullah Ghumman. The guests included Mr. Munawar Hussain, Consultant Food Policy Program at Global Health Advocacy Incubator, Dr. Khawaja Masood Ahmed National coordinator Nutrition and NFA MoH, Sqn. Leader Ghulam Abbas, civil society representatives, health professionals and journalists. While addressing to workshop, Mr. Sana Ullah Ghumman said that beverage and tobacco industry is misguiding policy makers at every step and creating barriers to the policy process. PANAH is engaged at all levels from general public to law and policy makers increase awareness in general public on health harms of sugar sweetened beverages and for laws and policies to reduce the consumption of these unhealthy drinks. Dr. Samina Matloob MNA, said that non-communicable diseases are increasing at an alarming rate in Pakistan. We need to focus on causes of these diseases and sugary drinks are major cause of obesity, diabetes and other NCDs. Kh. Masood Ahmed Director Nutrition MoH said that we must decrease the consumption of sugary drinks for a healthy Pakistan. Mr. Munawar Hussain, Consultant Food Policy Program at Global Health Advocacy Incubator said that passing health contribution bill is great opportunity for government of Pakistan to generate revenue to fund the health and nutrition programs. The bill can bring revenue of more than 55 billion annually and will also help in reducing the diseases burden due to reduction in the consumption of sugary drinks and tobacco. He said that high consumption of sugary drinks is an increasing threat to economy of the country.