The Islamabad High Court ordered the National Health Services to regulate tobacco-related businesses in the federal capital and subsequently ordered the Chief Commissioner to shut down sheesha cafes.
The directions were released in an 11-page decision by Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani of Islamabad high court in response to a citizen’s complaint against sheesha cafes.
Shesha cafe owners have taken the view that there is no specific law governing the purchase and distribution of Shesha. They argued that since there are no regulations, it could not be banned.
The court further banned the use of to*bacco products in public places, calling it an effective anti-smog measure that does not need additional policy-making by the federal government. Remember that Sheesha and Tobacco are injurious to health keeping this view IHC ordered to impose of a ban on sheesha cafes as it is injurious to the health of the young generation.