Procedural glitch : 15 acquitted, sheesha smoking charge

The FIR had stated that smoking of sheesha in public places was prohibited under Section 144 of the PPC


Our Correspondent July 21, 2015

LAHORE: Fifteen people held by Ghalib Market police for smoking sheesha at a café were acquitted by a judicial magistrate on Tuesday and an FIR registered in the incident discharged over the police’s failure to submit before the court a notification banning sheesha smoking in public places. The FIR had stated that smoking of sheesha in public places was prohibited under Section 144 of the PPC.

Published in The Express Tribune, July 22nd, 2015.

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