Pakistan Railways has banned smoking on trains, train stations and their offices across the country, a circular from the railroad inspector general said on Sunday.
The ban was imposed under the 2002 tobacco regulation on the recommendation of the Ministry of Health. Smoking is also prohibited for sellers, waiters, street vendors, coolies and others at a train station.
The order warned against punitive measures according to the relevant laws in the event of a violation of the smoking ban.
The train driver, conductor and waiting room manager will be authorized to enforce the law, the letter said.
In the meantime, the ASI or senior railway police officers will be empowered to act under the law, and the police will be responsible for enforcing the law at a particular station, the circular added.