ISLAMABAD - An anti-smoking drive has been launched in the Federal Capital to ensure implementation of anti-smoking law 2002 which prohibit smoking in offices, parks, bus terminals and educational institutions.

The ICT Administration in cooperation with the Tobacco Control Cell has also launched a public awareness drive regarding side effects of smoking and health hazards posed by the sheesha smoking.

All the concerned authorities are conducting surprise checking in their respective areas to eradicate sheesha smoking.

Under the drive, Assistant Commissioner (Industrial Area) Islamabad, Imran Sultan Ali conducted surprise checking of hotels and restaurants in the area and sealed two `Sheesha smoking centers’ in F-10 and confiscated 10 sheesha huqaas.