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PMA flays minister’s act of smoking at public place

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MN Report

Karachi: Pakistan Medical Association (PMA) has deplored that Sindh Senior Minister for Education Nisar Ahmed Khuhro has violated Anti-Smoking Law by smoking at a public place.

Voicing concern over violation of Anti-Smoking law by the minister, PMA’s secretary general, Dr Mirza Ali Azhar said: “We expect from our political leaders, dignitaries, celebrities and opinion makers that they will refrain from doing such activities which they are not supposed to do publicly. It is their responsibility to come forward and educate the masses against these bad habits,” he added.

He said that PMA in collaboration with members of civil societies have always been launching campaigns against the use of tobacco which was officially banned at public places through an ordinance.

Dr Azhar demanded of Sindh chief minister to impose a complete ban on smoking and use of Pan, Gutka and Chalia within the premises of Sindh Assembly, all offices of Provincial Secretariat as well as other government offices across the province.

January 23, 2016

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