Cancellation of alcohol permit bill rejected in NA


National Assembly (NA) on Tuesday rejected the cancellation of alcohol permit bill which was presented by the government with the support of Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA) but was opposed by Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and Pakistan People’s Party (PPP).

Reportedly, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader and Member National Assembly (MNA) Ramesh Kumar, while seeking permission for the presentation of the bill to make amendment in Article 37, said that since the alcohol is prohibited in all religions including Islam, Hinduism and Christianity so its permit must be abrogated.

According to details, the NA Deputy Speaker Qasim Khan Sori had rejected the bill as the bill was opposed by the majority of the house, however, MMA members of NA staged protest over the rebuff of the bill.

Reportedly, when PTI and MMA demanded re-voting after the denunciation of the bill, opposition walked out declaring it a violation of the code of conduct.

The session was then adjourned the till Wednesday.