Eating, drinking, smoking banned during fasting hours

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013 3:12:28 by

Eating, drinking and smoking at public places during fasting hours in the Holy month of Ramazan has been prohibited to ensure sanctity of the month, officials said Wednesday. 

In accordance with the provisions of Ehteram-e-Ramzan Ordinance, 1981 and the rules framed there under, all the provincial governments and concerned authorities in the province will ensure strict implementation of the ordinance, which prohibits, inter alia serving of eatable at public places, prescribes closure timing of cinema houses, theaters and other establishments and enjoins taking of steps for observing the due sanctity of the Holy month of Ramzan.  

According to the ordinance, no person shall eat, drink or smoke at public place during fasting hours.

Under the ordinance, all cinema houses, theaters and similar establishments or institutions shall remain closed during the month of Ramzan from the time of sunset to the expiration of three hours thereafter.

If the proprietor, manager, servant or other person in charge of a cinema house, theater or similar establishment or institution contravenes the provisions, he will be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to six months, or with a fine which may extend to Rs.500 or with both.

Section four of the ordinance says that exemptions shall apply in respect of a canteen or kitchen maintained at a hospital for serving food to patients, a restaurant or canteen within the premises or a railway station, airport, seaport or bus stand or in a train or aircraft, a kitchen or dining car of a train, or a kitchen or canteen meant for children within the premises of a primary school.

Meanwhile, the Chief Commissioner, Islamabad, Jawad Paul  has directed the officials to ensure strict implementation of Ehtram-e-Ramazan Ordinance in the Federal Capital and violators be dealt with under the law.

Cinema closure timings from Iftar to after Taraveeh prayers will be observed in letter and spirit.


Tags: , , , , , ,

Short URL:

Posted by on Jul 10 2013. Filed under Latest News, National, Pakistan. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can skip to the end and leave a response. Pinging is currently not allowed.

You must be logged in to post a comment Login


Photo Gallery

Unique Auction UAE
Log in