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Sale of alcohol in the name of non-Muslims is ‘blasphemy act’


Karachi: Patron-in-chief of Pakistan Hindu Council, Dr Ramesh Kumar Vankwani has called the sale of alcohol in the name of non-Muslims, a blasphemy act, and demanded to put complete ban throughout the year.

He was commenting on the Sindh High Court’s bold orders to the Sindh Police for immediate closure of all wine shops across the province with immediate effect. He also supported IG Sindh AD Khawaja in this regard.


Dr Ramesh Vankwani regretted that sale, production, importation and transportation of alcoholic beverages in Pakistan occurred under the banner of non-Muslims, which he called an act of blasphemy.


Dr Ramesh Vankwani urged that the usage of alcohol is forbidden in all religions including Hinduism, adding that Pakistan Hindu Council demands to ban it across the country.


Giving references from Hindu’s Holy Book ‘Shrimad Baghwat Piran’, he said that according to the teachings of Askand -2, Adhya -17, Shilok-38, 39, 40, 41, alcohol is strictly forbidden for all followers, especially leadership.