Wine-BottlesThursday, October 09, 2014 – Karachi—Pakistan Hindu Council (PHC) Patron-in-Chief Dr Ramesh Kumar Vankwani, who also represented Hindu Community in the National Assembly (NA), had shown serious reservations on the rejection of his Bill against the ongoing business of Alcohol Beverages on the name of Hindus and Non-Muslims throughout the country.

The PHC had now through a press statement issued here said the Bill, jointly moved to NA Standing Committee on Law, Justice and Human Rights by the minorities MNA, Dr Ramesh Kumar Vankwani from Hindu community and Ms. Asia Nasir, representing Christian community, was rejected by the committee on October 2.

Dr Kumar, giving references from Hindu Holy Book ‘Shrimad Baghwat Piran’, had clearly said that according to the teachings of Askand -2, Adhya – 17, Shilok – 38, 39, 40, 41, Alcohol was strictly forbidden, emphasizing that decision-makers were prohibited to drink under any circumstances.

He further said that sale, production, importation and transportation of Alcoholic Beverages in Pakistan occurred under the banner of Minorities, which was strongly offensive and insulting, and called for either complete ban on Alcohol business in Pakistan or otherwise “Open for All” irrespective of religions, if it was really such a beneficiary product.

Dr Kumar requested the Chairman of Committee, Chaudhry Mehmood Bashir Virk to reconsider the bill for the best interest of Pakistani society.

Source: Pakistan Observer