islamabad - City district administration yesterday conducted raid on kiosks established in a sector involved in selling cigarettes to underage children and students illegally.

The administration raided kiosks surrounding educational institute in sector H-8 where the booth-holders were found selling cigarettes to school students and minors.

Around nine stalls were checked by the city administration where it found the violation of Section 09 of Tobacco Vendor Act.

According to official, the stall-owners were selling cigarette to underage children while imported cigarettes were also being sold without any pictorial warnings.

The official said that Section 9 of Tobacco Vendor Act 1958 prevents selling of cigarettes and sheesha within 50 meters of educational institutions but in the sector, illegal activity was being carried out.

The administration sealed one kiosk and arrested six vendors with a large amount of imported cigarettes and sheesha material.

A tuck shop of a petrol pump located in the sector was also checked by the administration.

Meanwhile, Minister for Capital Administration &Development Division (CADD), Tariq Fazal Chaudhary said in National Assembly (NA) that no report regarding selling of drugs in government schools has been received.

However, the ministry has sought the reply from private schools association regarding such activities in the educational institutions. 

4 outlaws including 2 POs held

Islamabad police have arrested four outlaws including two most wanted proclaimed offenders involved in murder cases and recovered weapons, bike and liquor from their possession.

According to details, Station House Officer of Sihala police station, Abdul Ghaoor nabbed Khalid who had killed Faisal Bhatti in 2010.

Police recovered one 12-bore gun from him. Loi Bher police arrested Anjum Pervez and recovered one 30-bore pistol from him.

He was wanted to police in a murder case which he committed in 2014. Koshar police nabbed Zia for having liquor bottle while Ramana police nabbed Ghulam Shabbir for possessing a stolen bike.

Cases have been registered against these nabbed persons and further investigation is underway.