People In Pakistan Who Smoke Or Eat Openly During Ramadan Will Face Three Month Imprisonment

The bill was forwarded for further consideration to the standing committee on religious affairs.

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The Senate Standing Committee on Religious Affairs on Wednesday unanimously approved the Ehtram-e-Ramazan (Amendment) Bill 2017, under which monetary penalty has been hiked from Rs 500 to Rs 25000 for hotel owners who would violate Ehtram-e-Ramazan Ordinance, 1981.

Source: xinhuanet

Under the amended bill, offenders who will eat openly at public places during Ramadan hours would pay fine of Rs 500 along with three-month in prison. Likewise, media outlets or cinema houses will pay a minimum fine of Rs 500,000 upon violation of law.

Source: deccanchronicle

It is pertinent here to mention that Senator Tanveer Khan had introduced amended bill during senate sitting back on Jan-16 this year. The bill was forwarded for further consideration to standing Committee on Religious Affairs.

Information source: nation

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