ISLAMABAD, Sep 18 (APP) – The Senate on Tuesday unanimously passed ‘The West Pakistan Juvenile smoking (Repeal) Bill, 2018’, arguing that an identical new law covers all the relevant provisions of juvenile smoking.
The Bill was moved by Minister for National Health Services Aamir Mehmood Kiyani. According to the Bill, the enactment of the Prohibition of Smoking and Protection of Non-Smokers Health Ordinance, 2002, the said law had lost its importance and now all relevant provisions were already covered in the said Ordinance.
Therefore, there was no need of retention of the West Pakistan Juvenile Smoking Ordinance, 1959.
According to the statement of objects and reasons, Law and Justice Commission of Pakistan in its report while discussing Repeal of Obsolete and Redundant Legislations’ proposed to repeal the West Pakistan Juvenile Smoking Ordinance, 1959 (Ordinance No XII of 1959) in view of Prohibition of Smoking and Protection of Non-Smoket’s Health Ordinance, 2002.