LAHORE - Anti-Narcotics Campaign Consultant Syed Zulfiqar Hussain has said that sheesha cafés are a new threat to our young generation. “These cafés provide all sorts of facilities to clients where people can use soft drugs in a very comfortable and friendly atmosphere,” Hussain said while addressing a seminar on the topic “Drug Abuse and Sheesha Cafés”, organised by APWA College for Women in collaboration with Youth Council for Anti-Narcotics.

College principal Parveen Kasuar Shah presided over the talk programme. On the occasion, Syed Zulfiqar said that women could play a vital role to control use of both hard and soft drugs in the society. He said, “Narcotics’ supply and demand are growing in many parts of the country. The sheesha cafe is a new trend. They are just like drug consumption rooms.” Women are using and selling drugs in Lahore, he added.

Parveen Kausar said that parents have no time to spend with their children. “They should share with their kids some of their problems in a friendly manner.” She said that the menace of drug use was increasing day by day in our society, which needed to be discouraged.

Youth Council for Anti-Narcotics Secretary Javed Iqbal also addressed the seminar.