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Monday, October 22, 2012

LHC orders action against Shisha smokers

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) here on Monday ordered the provincial government to imposed ban on Shisha (Hookah) Cafes and smoking at public places.

The LHC bench headed by Chief Justice Umer Ata Bandyal, while hearing a petition for the implementation of anti-smoking law, also directed the authorities to take stern action against the violators.

During the hearing of petition, Lahore District Coordination Officer (DCO) Noorul Amin informed the court that there was a ban on smoking in public places but still there is no implementation over the orders”.

“The cafes are using drugs in the name of Shisha,” the DCO informed the court.

CJ in his reply remarked that all the places except home are the public places and directed the government to implement the anti-smoking law and imposed ban on the Shisha cafes and smoking in public places. The court also directed the DCO to take action against the cafes.

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