Restaurant owner fights with JUI-F activists who ask him to close shop

The JUI-F activists shut down other hotels in the city but Shafqat Hussain Jatoi resisted.

Sultan Rind July 28, 2012


A clash took place on Thursday morning between a restaurant owner and activists of the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (Fazlur Rehman) (JUI-F) over opening the hotel in Ramazan.

The JUI-F activists shut down other hotels in the city but Shafqat Hussain Jatoi, the restaurant owner at the truck stand, resisted. His staff and other people from the community helped him fight the JUI-F men off.

The activists protested against Jatoi and burnt tyres on the main road. Scores of people from both the sides confronted one another again but deputy commissioner Dr Azhar Hussain Shah reached the spot and was able to resolve the dispute.

Maulana Bakhtullah Pahor, a JUI-F leader, told Daily Sindh Express that Jatoi’s men beat up the party workers when they asked him to shut the hotel. He said that Jatoi had assured the activists that the restaurant would remain closed in Ramazan.

Jatoi claimed that he had stuck to his word and not opened the restaurant but the party activists deliberately made a mountain out of a molehill.

Published in The Express Tribune, July 29th, 2012.


Huma | 11 years ago | Reply

if the restaurant is at a truck stand it shouldnt be closed. does the jui-f not know that travelers can abstain from fasting? and it is logical that the place where the trucks stop should have food and drink available for them.... humara roza itna kamzor hai keh if someone is eating, we cant bear it?? wheres the iman??

Hammad | 11 years ago | Reply Where is the police? Where is the government?? They need to be in jail.
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