The National Assembly (NA) Standing Committee on Law and Justice has completely rejected the constitutional amendment bill asking for a complete ban on alcohol and its consumption in the country.
As per sources, the committee termed the bill as a publicity stunt and a mischievous act.
The bill which was suggested by the Hindu lawmaker of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf—Dr. Ramesh Kumar for altering Article 37 of the constitution which allows the consumption of alcohol for the minorities in the country was called out for being called a publicity stunt.
Dr. Ramesh had asked for putting a ban on the trade license of alcohol for the Hindu community mentioning that it is against the teachings of Hinduism.
MNA Shunila Ruth who belongs to a Christian community also favoured the ban with the same argument that God has prohibited its use to Christians.
But, MNA Malik Farooq Azam urged the lawmakers to stop gaining media attention and hype by raising such matters for instigating someone until it becomes an issue.
A lawmaker Bashir Virk said that if the bill is passed, it would then result in causing humiliation for the entire country throughout the world.
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