Expats serving sheesha to minors face deportation

February 5, 20170 Comments

Expatriates who are proven to have served sheesha and its derivatives to minors (youths under the age of 21 years) in sheesha cafés will be subjected to deportation and the owners of those cafés will be referred for investigations.

In a press statement issued by Ministry of Interior, the General Department of Public Relations and Security Media revealed that the abovementioned decision was declared recently by the Undersecretary of Ministry of Interior Lieutenant General Sulaiman Al-Fahad.

Lieutenant General Al-Fahad also stressed that Law No. 15/1995 concerning fight against smoking prohibits selling or providing all types of tobacco and its derivatives to anyone under the age of 21 years. The penalty for such offenses is a fine of KD 50, which doubles for every repeated offense or for breach of the first and second articles of this law.

Lieutenant General Al-Fahad urged parents (both citizens and expatriates) to monitor their children’s activities in order to protect them from wrongful indulgence that could result in undesirable consequences. He also urged them not to hesitate in reporting any café or restaurant that violates the rights of children, through the ministry’s hotline 112 or at the nearest police station so that the issue can be referred to the concerned security department and necessary legal measures can be taken.

Source : Arabtimes

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