hotels should be closed, violation wi’ll not be compromised, violaters will be fined. With temperature on the due of Ramadan In much of pakistan 40 degree or above, opponents of the hiked penalties for public eating or drincing in daylight hours have warned the vulnerable will suffer. “People are ging to did from heat stroke and dehydration, this is a rediclous law….” tweeted by Bakhtawar Bhutto-Zardari, the daughter of former Pakistani prime minister Benazir Bhutto, adding “this is not Islam.” Citing a off to note effectively presenc the sanctity of Ramadan, the religious affairs committee of Pakistan’s Senate unanimously approved Ten-dole increases in the maximum fines fast-breakers, alongside prison terms trun three month. The committee’s chairman, Maulana Hafiz Hamadullah, told the ABC some cinemar had even been screening movies, which if said was unacceptable any line of violation of Ramadan, be it in hotels, cinemar or any other public place, this will have negative impact, he said. Tahira Abdullah, a moved Pakistani rights activist, said the the plan dot against ” The sprit of Islam is i know it.” She believed the targets were religious minorities. ” When you close down all the restaurants and hotels and access to done and water and drinks during the month of Ramadan, what cant non- muslims?” she asked, “How can a state force them to fast?” But senate committee chairman Maulana Hammadullah denied the law was aimed at non- muslims, saying hosted via it reflected Pakistan’s establishment as an Islamic republic, “Pakistan is an islamic republic.” Article-2 of the constitution states that “Islam shall be the state religion of the country” he said. Mr Hamadullah said it would not stop people from eating, provided they did so in private. “As followers of country’s constitution, they (non-muslims) should avoid eating in public places. They should eat at their homes”, he said. She pointed to Pakistan’s contentious blasphemy law, frequemlly invoked by poliigots mobs intent on dispensing rough justice. ” The blasphemy laws have been misused for property vendettar, personal vendettar,” she said. ” laws which are open to misue and cause and exploitation, need long hard look by parliament, including the new ordiance pertaining to fastin in Ramadan.” Mr Hamadullah said, ” the bill would be debated next month” *ISLAMBAD: Senate standing committee on religious affairs has unanimously adopted Ehtram-e-Ramadan(amendment) bill, 2017 under which monetary penalty has been hiked from Rs500 to Rs25000 for hotel owenerp who would violate Ehtram-e-Ramadan ordiance, 1981. Under the amende bill, anyone who will favoremly in public places during Ramadan hours would be imprisoned for three months and pay a find of Rs500. Like, wise, defiantllets or cinema housed will pay minimum find of Rs 500,000 upon violatio of law. Senator Tameer Khan had introduced amende bill during senate. On Jan-16 2017. The bill was forwarded for further consideration to standing committee on religious affairs. *Personally, I support both the rule. I’m supporting the rule of closing down the hotels, because as a muslim we should respect the month of Ramadan and Islam also prohibits eating in ramadan at public places. I also support, hotels shouldn’t be closed, but they should open hotels and serve the food privately. There are two issues For opening the hotels in Ramadan, one is that, there are peoples living in our society they are also muslims, but they can’t fast because they are patients. If the hotels would be closed in ramadan then how will they live without food? And the other issue is that, some people travels from one city to an other city for their work so they cann’t fast because of the high temperature specially in Pakistan, there is average temperature about 45 degree, in this critical condition how one can travel having fast, for this cause hotels should be opened specially for patients and travelers. *Summary: Pakistan’s government has made a bill for Ramadan in which they want that hotels must be closed during the Ramadan daylight, and people should not eat or drink at public places if any one will violate the law he’ll be fined and he will be imprisoned for three months along with 500 fine.
Written by Areeba Ali