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2 arrested for eating in public, 3 fined for serving food : Ramazan in Pakistan

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  1. BlueOval

    BlueOval Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    Two men were arrested in Sargodha on Thursday on charges of eating in public places. Cases were registered against three men for serving food at their restaurants.

    Tehsildar Malik Saleem Awan arrested Usman and Abdul Shakoor for eating in public during raids on restaurants in Sillanwali. Mohsin Waqas, the restaurant owner, was fined Rs3,000 for serving food during fasting hours. Cases were also registered against Tariq Mehmood and Muhammad Naeem after Sillanwali police found the two serving food at their roadside stalls.

    Sargodha DCO Azam Mahmood on Thursday issued directives for district administration to ensure implementation of the Ihtaram Ramazan Ordinance of 1981. The ordinance prohibits eating and smoking at public places. Restaurants are not allowed to serve food after sehar and before iftar. Cafeterias and restaurants in hospitals, railway stations and bus stands are exempt under the ordinance. Violation of the ordinance can be punished with a fine and a maximum of three-month prison term. Under the ordinance, theatres and cinemas can open for three hours a day after the iftar.

    Samples sent for laboratory examination

    Samples of food items being sold at a Khanpur Ramazan Bazaar were sent to Food Laboratory on orders of Provincial Prisons Minister Muhammad Iqbal Channar. Earlier, Channar expressed dissatisfaction with the quality of vegetable oil available at the bazaar. He directed the administration to immediately replace the stock with better-quality oil.

    Channar also reprimanded Assistant Commissioner Ameen Owaisi and Tehsil Municipal Officer Ijaz Ateeq for poor sanitation at the bazaars. AC Owaisi said he had taken charge of the office only five days ago and was not aware of the situation. Talking to the media after the visit, Channar said the government was ensuring proper monitoring of prices and quality of food items at Ramazan Bazaars. He directed Market Committee Administrator Rao Muhammad Zafar, PML-N workers Rao Waseem and Abdullah Qureshi to visit the bazaar and report any irregularities to him every day. Channar also visited Ramazan Bazaars in Bahawalpur.

    Talking to The Express Tribune, several Sadiqabad residents complained that all essential items were not available at the Ramazan Bazaars. They said most vendors did not bother about displaying price lists and were charging more than prices set by the government. A food inspector said they were monitoring prices and quality of items. About non-availability of essential items, he said only the items prescribed by the government were available at the bazaars.

    Residents of Nowshera also complained about high prices at the only Ramazan Bazaar in the city. They said no separate arrangements were made for a bazaar. “The fruit and vegetable shops in the city have been given the status of Ramazan Bazaar,” they said. They alleged that there had been no effort by price control magistrates to monitor prices at these shops. Price magistrates said the tehsil municipal officers were responsible for monitoring prices at these shops.

    ‘No iftar arrangements in Sadiqabad’

    No arrangements have been made by Sadiqabad district administration to serve iftar at the Wheat Market and Tableegi Markaz so far. The two sites were identified by the provincial government for establishment of dastarkhwans to provide free-of-charge iftar. Several residents have complained that iftar arrangements are made at Tableegi Markaz every year by citizens on self-help basis. They said it appeared that the administration had selected the Markaz as its Dastarkhwan point to claim credit for private charity.

    Revering Ramazan: 2 arrested for eating in public, 3 fined for serving food – The Express Tribune
     
  2. A haseeb A

    A haseeb A Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    Look,dude...I appreciate your efforts of contributing to the Pakistani section...

    But tell me if this is a Pakistan-Bashing forum?...We have some laws of our own,and we enforce them ourselves...
     
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    BlueOval Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    This is in Members section because I found it funny....how can someone force someone to stay hungry because he himself does not want to eat.....and then there is a law ....that's funnier.
     
  4. Manmohan Yadav

    Manmohan Yadav Brigadier STAR MEMBER

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    is eating in public a crime in ramazan ??

    dont have much knowledge about it, anyone explain?
     
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    A haseeb A Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    First fasting is a religious obligation...but there is no law to enforce fasting...it is totally upto a person's choice,but fasting is ordered by Allah in the month of Ramazan.

    But eating in public in Ramazan is another thing...that peron offends those who are fasting,because when they see him enjoying food etc,they also tend to wish to break their fast...

    If anybody wants to eat,take the meal home,or a place away from public places...nobody is restricting on eating alone...
     
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    Manmohan Yadav Brigadier STAR MEMBER

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    IC, so eating in private is allowed
     
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    A haseeb A Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    It is,according to the local law...BTW I had never heard before that there was a law on this...I thought that it is a sin to do so...strange a bit...

    I mean,they can't control these fu*king thugs etc...first they should go for them...
     
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    A haseeb A Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    Of course,because there are kids,patients,very old people who cannot fast...for them there is no restriction of eating and drinking etc...
     
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    Sanjeeb Bose Lieutenant SENIOR MEMBER

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    I would suggest controlling these thugs with iron hand... whatever religion they belong to that does not matter... using religion as excuse to control other peoples life is un acceptable to any same person...
     
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    A haseeb A Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    Exactly...Corruption has deepned its roots in all sectors of Pakistani society...It must be handled with an iron hand.

    You know,the Vendors selling cow milk "made" the milk themselves...officials seized 500 litres of it...
     
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  11. KillBill

    KillBill 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    I Cant understand the reason for this thread...

    Eating in "public" is prohibited in all Islamic nations during the holy month of Ramzan. SO, if someone wanted to eat, he/she could choose a secluded place for the same. Why try to poke into officials into taking any actions? Why cant all citizens be a bit more law abiding?
     
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    I agree Ahsaba, if u want to eat during Ramadan, eat in private. Why mock everybody who is fasting by eating in public. That's not right. But arresting someone for that seems a bit extreme for me. He might be warned or something. But your country being Islamic Republic things may be different.
     
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    As far as I understand from my friends here, fasting is done in one's own capability, i dont know why a state law should be implemented to stop some ones food habit, to justify the same does every Islamic nation follow he same rule, i.e. restriction on eating and serving of food in public?
     
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    ManuSankar Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    Eating in front of people whose is fast is like torture.I know this because,in my college hostel two of my room mates are Muslims,and they find it highly irritating when we have our lunch in font of them during Ramzaan.It took us some time to realize this.Now we don't do it.We can eat,but why we eat in front of them?
     
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    One 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    Guys guys that is the problem. If any one puts up religion as their first priority then that is the megalithic problem. No body can live in peace. Everybody starts thinking their own religion is #1 and other are inferior and start sliting each other's throats. You end up with an area or a place or even a country with very strong disgust among their own country men and forget development, forget human love and care and forget all the good things. This is very easily exploited by the real enemies of you or your country. At the end of the day it does not take a rocket scientist to figure out why some countries lag behind having diamond and gold buried under their feet and some country in some desert flourishing with swimming pool, one of the best medical care etc and long life expectancy. The only one factor is unity.
     
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