Pakistani Hindus demand complete ban on alcohol throughout year    

Pakistani Hindus demand complete ban on alcohol throughout year    

KARACHI: (APP) The patron-in-chief of Pakistan Hindu Council and Member of National Assembly, Dr Ramesh Kumar Vankwani has said that alcohol is strictly forbidden in all religions and according to the teachings of Hinduism, a decision making leader and other high-ups are strictly prohibited to drink it under any circumstances.

He said this while commenting on the Sindh High Court (SHC)'s orders for shutdown of liquor shops across the province, said a statement here on Wednesday.

He urged that the alcohol business is against Hinduism and Pakista Hindu Council demands its ban across the country.

While giving references from Hindus' Holy Book 'Shrimad Baghwat Piran' he said according to the teachings of Askand -2, Adhya -17, Shilok-38, 39, 40, 41, alcohol is strictly forbidden.

"Sale, production, importation and transportation of alcoholic beverages in Pakistan occurred under the banner of minorities, which is strongly offensive and insulting," he said. "I also tried to present a bill in the parliament last year to impose a ban on sale of alcohol in the name of minorities," he added.

While commenting on the court's orders about the sale of alcohol beverages to minorities on their festivals and celebratory events only, lawmaker urged that it should be completely banned throughout the year.

He expressed his willingness to appear before the Sindh High Court for presenting the viewpoint on behalf of Pakistani Hindu community.

He also expressed sorrow on the loss of dozens of lives every year due to drinking of tainted liquor on the occasions of holy festivals.