Sachal Police Station team on the directives of Station House Officer Agha Mashooq Ali on Tuesday raided at a Sheesha Café. SHO informed that the action was taken on spy information, whereas the police have arrested staff among 18 people during the raid.
However the large quantity of material for the preparation of Sheesha including tobacco, flavor, hukka and other items also seized by the police.
Speaking with City News ASI Rana Hameed from Sachal Police Station stated that the Sachal police team on Tuesday night headed by SI Ahmed MUstufa on the orders of SHO raided at “Sky View” restaurant which located near Jamali Bridge within the jurisdiction of Sachal Police Station.
Moreover, he added that two to three arrested persons were the employee of said place, whereas he assured that the police is doing its efforts to arrest the management of said Sheesha Cafe.
On the question of smokeless tobacco selling in the area, he expressed that “Our SHO has a zero-tolerance policy against the sellers of smokeless tobacco including all types of drugs”, the police is gradually taking action and have already seized large quantity of smokeless tobacco as well as drugs in different actions.
According to Tobacco Control Cell, Ministry of National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination Government of Pakistan 160,100 people die annually in Pakistan due to tobacco use, the numbers of deaths are alarming and to get rid of the ratio Sindh Police top officials has already given directives to all Station House Officers for the strict action against Sheesha Cafe’s as well as the sellers of smokeless tobacco.