Restaurant sealed for selling naswar in UAE

11:12 AM | 3 Jul, 2017
Restaurant sealed for selling naswar in UAE
SHARJA -UAE's Department of Economic Development has ordered the closure of a restaurant in the Industrial area of Umm Al Quwain, UAE for being involved in selling naswar.

According to a senior DED official, staff inspectors found pieces of naswar narcotic substance in the establishment.

Saif Salem, head of inspection section at the department, said they received several complaints that the eatery was selling banned naswar tobacco in violation of law.

"The tip-off was verified, and restaurant staffers were put under close surveillance until the inspectors stormed the outlet and extracted some pieces of the contraband from it."

Salem claimed that the shopkeeper was proved to have bought a huge amount of the banned naswar which he sold in small pieces for Dh3 each in accordance with the street market price.

"The department bans selling this item and will penalise any outlet or individual involved in selling it because of its harmful impact on health." added the official.

Salem warned all the shop keepers about offering such prohibited items for sale.

"These narcotics are so dangerous, particularly to young kids who mostly sustain different diseases and may become addicted to it. Naswar and Paan can lead to a number of diseases, such as damaging the nervous system." said Saif Saleem

Naswar is outlawed as per the circular No 23/2003, while Paan is banned as per the local directive No 11/2003- Article 66 because of their harmful impact on public health, reported Khaleej Times.

Salem said the DED (Department of Economic Development ) spares no effort to protect all consumers against prohibited substances, particularly Naswar, Paan and Supari.

"As per law, we are all urged to report any such illegal acts which pose a risk to all members of the society to the concerned bodies."

The writer is a civil servant.


Currency Rates in Pakistan - Pakistani Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Dirham, Riyal 13 June 2024

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on June 13, 2024 (Thursday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.6 for buying and 280.65 for selling.

Euro's buying rate stands at 296 and selling rate is 299 while British Pound rate is 350.5 for buying, and 353 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75 and Saudi Riyal at 75.9.

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 08:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.6 280.65
Euro EUR 296 299
UK Pound Sterling GBP 350.5 353
U.A.E Dirham AED 75 75.9
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.1 73.85
Australian Dollar AUD 182 184
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.88 748.88
Canadian Dollar CAD 204 206
China Yuan CNY 38.38 38.78
Danish Krone DKK 40.14 40.54
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.66 36.01
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.19 917.19
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.3 59.9
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.79 172.79
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.97 26.27
Omani Riyal OMR 723.52 731.52
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.42 77.12
Singapore Dollar SGD 203.5 205.5
Swedish Korona SEK 26.4 26.7
Swiss Franc CHF 309.94 312.44
Thai Bhat THB 7.56 7.71


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