Shisha banned in Sindh for two months

Sindh home minister issues notification banning the use of Shisha (hookah).


Hafeez Tunio March 26, 2012

KARACHI: The Sindh government has banned Shisha (hookah or water pipe) for two months in the province, according to a notification issued by the Home Department on Monday.

The ban came following a resolution which was adopted by the Sindh Assembly in May last year.

The lawmakers of the assembly were of the view that Shisha was the worst form of intoxication and youngsters, mostly living in posh areas, were using it at cafes and restaurants.

Even after the passage of the resolution, no action was taken against the people running the business.

COMMENTS (40)

danish hafeez | 9 years ago | Reply

banded only in north gulshan johar and mohammad ali not in DHA or Clifton q k wanha kisi ka baas nahi chalta na

salman habib | 9 years ago | Reply

most stupid ban since nawaz banned junoon over lyrical contents of their songs. On a second thought it may not be stupid at all. Im sure the cigarette companies are paying the lawmakers good moolah over this ban. According to an estimate cigarettes sales in the urban cities were going down like anything hence the whole pta backed over the top sheesha is much dangerous than cigarettes campaign and subsequently this ban. Get ready the youth is about to turn to cigarettes, and what not to spare their time.

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