Christian MNA's bill to ban alcohol for non-Muslims gets rejected

16 MNAs, including four non-Muslims endorsed the bill before it was presented before parliamentary standing committee

Zahid Gishkori September 30, 2014
Christian MNA's bill to ban alcohol for non-Muslims gets rejected

ISLAMABAD: More than a dozen lawmakers moved a bill seeking a ban on non-Muslims drinking alcohol after introducing new amendments in the 1973 Constitution. However, the bill didn't get very far.

“I’m saddened and dejected today,” said Christian MNA Asiya Nasir, the mover of the bill. “I strongly stand by my bill. I will bring another amended bill in Parliament,” she told The Express Tribune.

National Assembly Standing Committee on Law and Justice rejected the bill on Tuesday saying, “Such legislation will earn a very bad name for the country.”

A copy of the bill obtained by The Express Tribune.

Speaker National Assembly Ayaz Sadiq referred this bill to the Standing Committee. 16 MNAs, including four non-Muslim MNAs endorsed this bill after it was presented before the Parliament.


constantine | 9 years ago | Reply

@raw is war: Read the signatories: 2 are hindus. So yes, the bill speaks for the hindus as well. Not that I go with its rationale.

AZ | 9 years ago | Reply

Constitution of Islamabad republic of Pakistan exist?

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