Police raid dance party at Islamabad hotel, arrest 50

Published: July 2, 2017
Police booked the suspects for "obscene acts and songs" and for violating the amplifier and the tobacco control laws. PHOTO: File

Police booked the suspects for "obscene acts and songs" and for violating the amplifier and the tobacco control laws. PHOTO: File

ISLAMABAD: Police raided a hotel in G-5 area where a dance party was under way in the wee hours of Sunday and arrested at least 50 people.

The orders for the raid were issued by Assistant Commissioner Capt. (Retd) Shoaib Ali.

Police officials said many men and women were dancing and playing music on loudspeakers and were also smoking tobacco and sheesha at the hotel.

In the raid, police rounded up 34 men and 16 women and booked them for “obscene acts and songs” and for violating the amplifier and the tobacco control laws.

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The hotel’s owner and manger were also been booked for abetting.

However, all of them were released a few hours later on bail by a magistrate.

Campaigns against “social vices” are not new in Islamabad where Maulana Abdul Aziz of the Lal Masjid and its affiliated madrasa for women Jamia Hafsa had created groups of stick-wielding vigilantes for moral policing in the neighbourhood in 2007. They harassed citizens until a military operation had to be launched to stop them.


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Reader Comments (15)

  • vinsin
    Jul 2, 2017 - 9:11PM

    Good, there are many private parties with even alcohol.Recommend

  • chengez k
    Jul 2, 2017 - 9:17PM

    Well done……Just solved the biggest issue in Pakistan!!!Recommend

  • Nadeem
    Jul 2, 2017 - 9:55PM

    Why hide the name of the business?Recommend

  • TK
    Jul 2, 2017 - 10:29PM

    Am I free to eat whatever I want in India? If not, keep quiet.Recommend

  • Jack jaggers
    Jul 2, 2017 - 10:51PM

    What on earth a.c. Islamabad had to do with what he did ??Recommend

  • Mujtaba
    Jul 3, 2017 - 10:47AM

    What is obscene for one person cannot be obscene for another.Recommend

  • Asif
    Jul 3, 2017 - 11:52AM

    Only obscene here is Asst Commissioner arresting them and release them few hours later. Perhaps there was nothing obscene except in the mind of the Asst Commissioner.Recommend

  • Bunny Rabbit
    Jul 3, 2017 - 2:55PM

    if found guilty then publish their names and shame them. Recommend

  • Atif yasin
    Jul 4, 2017 - 1:41PM

    good job well done commissioner
    Islamabad carry onRecommend

  • concernedcitizen
    Jul 4, 2017 - 1:50PM

    Whats wrong in partying on Eid or on any day. Why cant we be happy for people enjoying themselves. Who are the movis to object this. Why were the molvis not arrested by the police for threatening the party goers. It is a criminal offense to threat others.
    shameful and totally disappointing.Recommend

  • isma
    Jul 4, 2017 - 1:55PM

    very shamful and condemnable actRecommend

  • dumbo
    Jul 4, 2017 - 2:51PM

    Have the dancers been hanged yet?Recommend

  • Ali
    Jul 4, 2017 - 8:54PM

    Well Done commissioner sb… Wishing you Luck and keep it up Recommend

  • Hasan
    Jul 4, 2017 - 11:28PM

    what is wrong with us? People should be left alone to do their business. Everybody’s business is nobody’s business. Recommend

  • shafique
    Jul 6, 2017 - 5:10PM

    Good job done by AC. ISLAMABAD Recommend

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