IHC reserves judgment on liquor sales

The counsel for petitioner Majid Bhatti advocate produced a list of the 340 liquor licence holders before the court


APP January 18, 2020
Islamabad High Court. PHOTO COURTESY: IHC WEBSITE

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Friday reserved its verdict in a case against the sale of liquor in the name of religion.

The single-member bench of the IHC, comprising Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani, reserved its judgment after hearing arguments from both sides. The petition had been filed by Pakistan United Christian Movement and Centre for Rule of Law regarding permits for sale of liquor to members of the Christian community.

The petitioner had argued that liquor consumption was prohibited in Christianity as it was in Islam and that selling liquor using the name of religion was perjurious.

The counsel for petitioner Majid Bhatti advocate produced a list of the 340 liquor licence holders before the court and prayed the court to cancel such licences and impose a ban on the sale of liquor on the name of religion.

Published in The Express Tribune, January 18th, 2020.

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