Islamabad: 2 sheehsa outlets sealed
ISLAMABAD: Assistant Commissioner (Industrial Area) Islamabad, Imran Sultan Ali conducted surprise checking of hotels and restaurants in the area and sealed two Sheesha smoking centres in F-10 Islamabad and confiscated 10 ‘huqaas’ (smoking pipes). Five offenders were held and an FIR has been registered against them. The names of sealed sheesha corners are Take Away and Cand Coach. Assistant Commissioner (Industrial Area) Islamabad said that an anti-smoking drive has been launched in the city to ensure the implementation of anti–smokimg law, 2002.
He said that smoking has been prohibited at public places under the law and ICT Administration in cooperation with the Tobacco Control Cell has launched a public awareness drive regarding side effects of smoking and health hazards posed by the sheesha smoking. All concerned Assistant Commissioners are conducting surprise checking in their respective areas to eradicate sheesha smoking. He said that ICT Administration would not allow smoking or sheeesha at any public place in the city and the violators would be dealt with strictly.