Bakhtawar Bhutto condemn law against eating during Ramazan; said the rule is not consistent with Islam. The daughter of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto said the rule is not consistent with Islam.
As scores of people will die of dehydration, fearing punishment from the authorities.
Bakhtawar Bhutto wrote people are going to die from heat stroke and dehydration with this ridiculous law, not everyone is able this is not Islam.
Bakhtawar Bhutto condemn law against eating during Ramazan; said the rule is not consistent with Islam (image credit tribune.com.pk)
Legislation making eating in public during Ramazan a jailable offence, Bakhtawar Bhutto took to Twitter to condemn the rule.
People in Pakistan who smoke or eat in public during Ramazan can fined Rs500 and imprisoned for up to three months.
TV channels or cinema houses that violate the law will fined Rs500,000 or more.
Bakhtawar Bhutto posted her tweet about the law and received mixed reaction on social media.
Pakistan’s Senate Standing Committee on Religious Affairs on Wednesday unanimously approved the Ehtram-e-Ramazan (Amendment).
Bill, 2017 under which fine for the hotel owners violating the Ehtram-e-Ramazan Ordinance, 1981 increased from Rs500 to Rs25,000.
Many lauded her for speaking up against the law, others mocked her and the PPP Sindh government for their ‘indifference’ towards poverty.
Bakhtawar Bhutto condemn law against eating during Ramazan; said the rule is not consistent with Islam.
The amendment bill introduced by Senator Tanveer Khan in the Senate sitting held on January 16.
And referred to the Senate Standing Committee on Religious Affairs for further consideration.
During the meeting, Tanveer requested the committee to take strict action against people who violate the law during Ramazan.
Earlier the committee members suggested closing down cinema houses for three hours early in the morning and later for three hours after Iftar during Ramazan.