No Smoking zones

Not good news for those among us who enjoy a good puff now and again, but still a good sign to improve general well being of the city.

These areas have been designated as non-smoking areas by Sindh Govt. Lets see when do they come into effect.

All hospitals, educational institutions, public parks, airport lounges, railway station platforms, and waiting rooms, government offices premises, hotels, restaurants, canteens and other eating places have been declared as no-smoking or smoke-free zones.

14 Comments so far

  1. Adnan Sheikh (unregistered) on February 16th, 2007 @ 11:21 am

    I wish that it actually get implement in the city, where every one follow his/her own rules and regulations.

  2. Technocat (unregistered) on February 16th, 2007 @ 11:47 am

    It’s not likely to happen anytime soon. The government wouldn’t dare to lock horns and cause economic losses to Tobacco seths like Lakson and PTC. My guess is the govt just needed an excuse to justify their chai/samosa get together(aka official meeting) and they decided on the non-smoking agenda :P

  3. Raja Islam (unregistered) on February 16th, 2007 @ 11:50 am

    According to Geo News a person will have to pay a fine of Rs. 1000 if somebody caught while smoking at public place and a charge of 100K if the rule is violated again.

  4. Abdul Sami (unregistered) on February 16th, 2007 @ 11:54 am

    Interesting excerpt from news:

    The first meeting of the Provincial Task Force for the implementation of Health Ordinance 2002 -Prohibition of Smoking and Protection of Non-Smokers- was held in the Sindh Secretariat on Thursday.

    The first meeting waited FIVE Years, God knows only how many years the Implementation will be waited.

  5. MB (unregistered) on February 16th, 2007 @ 12:01 pm

    “The first meeting waited FIVE Years ” ??

    Well thats says the whole story of how interested our officials are in matters regarding our health.

  6. BoZz (unregistered) on February 16th, 2007 @ 12:04 pm

    No need to get alarmed here boys. There is only one rule in Pakistan. That is, there are no rules.

    More ways for people policing to make money. I like to see them fine a civil servant or one from amongst them.

  7. BoZz (unregistered) on February 16th, 2007 @ 12:33 pm

    On a seperate note, when ‘yo all’ are back from your weekly Islamic duty, cleansed and pure once again, go along to this site

    Microsoft’s YouTube Rival Arrives in Public Beta.
    Microsoft unveils a public beta of its MSN Soapbox video-upload service, its competitor to Google’s popular video service.

    So now you have another place to upload your political videos and more.

  8. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on February 16th, 2007 @ 2:50 pm

    In karachi a person urinates those places more where it is written Yahan Peshab karna Mana hay or Dekho Kutta Moot Raha hay so you can figure out the mindset of our public.

  9. MB (unregistered) on February 16th, 2007 @ 4:48 pm

    Microsoft : The thieves clan

  10. BoZz (unregistered) on February 16th, 2007 @ 4:57 pm

    I guess we also qualify for this distinction then, don’t we MB.

  11. Tamed~. (unregistered) on February 16th, 2007 @ 7:23 pm

    Charas peenay par koi pabandi nahi hay.

  12. d0ct0r (unregistered) on February 16th, 2007 @ 9:42 pm

    a leading tobacco company recently built and gifted a state of the art smoking room for lawmakers at national assembly with expensive air filters , plasma filters and fire fighting equipment including heat sensors,sprinklers etc… furthermore it plans to build similar smoking halls in all four provincial assemblies as well….

    Thats called bribing at the highest level….

  13. Imran (unregistered) on February 17th, 2007 @ 4:15 am

    THANKYOU for NOT smoking! … LUNGS AT WORK!!


  14. llama (unregistered) on February 19th, 2007 @ 11:30 am

    I wish someone would find it written somewhere in the Quran that smoking is a sin. That won’t stop anyone but will at least restrict it to homes and private places, much like drinking is right now.

    Smoking is a much greater health hazard than alcohol is–at the risk of sounding blasphemous, i wish the quran had got its priorities right.

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