Alcohol should be as easily available as Pepsi or Coke: Sindh MPA

PPP MPA says this should be done to stop reinforcing that alcohol is only for minority faith members to consume.


Saba Imtiaz March 21, 2012

KARACHI: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) MPA Saleem Khursheed Khokhar has suggested that alcohol should be as easily available as Pepsi or Coke, in order to stop reinforcing that it is only for minority faith members to consume.

Khokhar, who is also the chairman of the Standing Committee on Minority Affairs, brought up the idea as the Excise and Taxation Minister Mukesh Chawla was answering questions in the Sindh Assembly on Wednesday.

While another MPA, Anwar Khan Mahar, had clarified that alcohol was not allowed in minority faiths either, the minster told the assembly that according to the 1979 Act regarding the sale of alcohol, only non-Muslims were allowed to sell or consume alcohol.

Khokhar's point was that reinforcing that non-Muslims drink alcohol created further divisions and it should just be made open for all.

COMMENTS (260)

XYZ | 9 years ago | Reply

@Mir: That way there are examples of Hazrat Umar being very strict against alcohol but that was the era when Islam spread like wild fire. According to you, technically that shouldnt have happened then :P

Faisal Sahotra | 9 years ago | Reply

Totally agree

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