Is smoking, sheesha use on rise among sections of women folk?


By Syeda Sidra Bukhari

ISLAMABAD, (APP): There was a time when efforts were confined to controlling drug addiction among teenagers or males of the country at large. But today increasing tendency to use tobacco, sheesha, or even drugs, among mostly upper or lower, females has struck alarm bells in the concerned drug-rehabilitation quarters.

“Females belonging to lower and upper class of society are among the drug addicts as most of them go out of their homes and have interaction  with males while the middle class females are less prone to the menace  due to their parents’ control on them,” said an official of Anti Narcotics Force (ANF).

ANF has established three drug treatment centers while a 55 bed centre for females and juvenile drug addicts will be completed by the end of this year in Karachi. A similar center for females and children is planned at Rawalpindi as well.