Lahore: A well-coordinated crackdown on sheesha cafes is underway in different parts of the City but Government departments involved in the campaign have ignored the cafes in the vicinity of universities and leading educational institutions.
The City District Government Lahore , Health Department, Anti-Narcotics Force, Punjab Environment Department and Capital City Police recently initiated a joint venture against sheesha cafes in city.
The crackdown on sheesha cafes is a good initiative since they are promoting unhealthy and negative activities among the youth, said a student.However Government Departments yet to launch a crackdown on cafes situated near Punjab University, LUMS, GCU, Kinnaird College, Lahore College for Women, APWA College, Lahore School for Economics, Beconhouse National University and other leading educational institutions in the City.
Meanwhile hundreds of sheesha cafes workers on Monday, assembled at Liberty Chowk and then marched to Hussain Chowk. They termed the campaign unfair and said that thousands of people depended on sheesha cafes for their livelihoods.