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Café's Association v. Province of Punjab (WP No. 14489-2011)

As part of a crackdown on cafés and restaurants that offer “shisha” (water pipe smoking), local enforcement agents visited a number of cafés and confiscated their shisha pipes.  An association of cafés claimed the local government violated their fundamental rights in attempting to enforce the law against the use of shisha in public. The court dismissed the café association's claim based on an earlier ruling of the court upholding the law prohibiting the use of shisha in cafes (Daniyal Arif v. Province of Punjab). The court ordered the local enforcement agency to follow the law and not to harass the cafés.