The Deputy Commissioners of all five districts of Karachi have been directed to launch a crackdown campaign against places offering shisha smoking from today by Karachi Commissioner Roshan Ali Shaikh. This is in compliance with Sindh Home departmentâ€™s imposition of Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code banning shisha smoking/selling across the province for two months.
The ban came following a resolution, which was adopted by the Sindh Assembly in May last year. Sindh government has already banned the sale of Gutka in the province.
Shisha smoking has turn out to be a craze among youngsters irrespective of gender and even age in past few years. It is a flourishing business in different parts of the city where smoking joints have been offering up to 100+ flavors to the smokers of modernize hookah. Shisha is undoubtedly a status symbol these days.
People donâ€™t realize the fact that shisha smoking is as injurious to health as smoking cigarette or tobacco. Even those who realize the hazardous effects of it believe that â€œShisha kills but thrillsâ€œ.
According to an advertisement in news papers by Sindh Government Shisha Smoking is a crime and the violators under PPC 188 will have to suffer 6 month imprisonment. The ad urges public to report a restaurant or cafe serving Shisha at these numbers.
â€¢ Commissioner Karachi- 99205639
â€¢ DC Central- 36966510
â€¢ DC South- 99206338
â€¢ DC East- 99230918
â€¢ DC West- 32594692
â€¢ DC Malir- 35001305