ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court of Pakistan has ordered to take actions against shisha cafes in Punjab and Sindh. A division bench of Supreme Court headed by Chief Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali heard the suo motu notice concerning elimination of shisha culture from provinces.
Assistant advocate general said on the hearing that a bill concerning shisha cafes in Punjab is pending in assembly. Chief Justice said that the bill concerning shisha had been pending since 2014, adding that satisfactory measures are not being taken at any level. He asked if the institutions will remain in status quo.
Chief Justice added that drugs are also used in shisha culture hence, action against shish cafes are inevitable. He said that it is an administrative issue to take action against shisha culture but the court is intervening in the public interest.
Chief Justice of Pakistan further said that the government institutions have intended not to improve their performances. The court has sought the report of actions against shisha centres in the provinces on next hearing.