Ten jailed in Pak for violating rules during Ramzan
Islamabad: Ten people, including owners of hotels, canteens and eateries, have been arrested and sent to jail in the eastern Pakistani city of Faisalabad for violating rules that forbid the serving of food during the Islamic fasting month of Ramzan.
Officials conducted raids across the city in Punjab province yesterday and arrested 10 for violating the Ehteram-e-Ramzan Ordinance, a government spokesman said, adding they have been sent to jail. He did not specify for how long they will remain in prison.
Over 60 people were arrested earlier this month in raids conducted in Faisalabad.
Pakistan government has prohibited eating, drinking and smoking in public during the fasting hours of Ramzan to "ensure the sanctity of the month".
The restrictions were imposed under the Ordinance, which was introduced during the regime of late military ruler Zia-ul-Haq.
The Ordinance prohibits the serving of food in public places, sets closure timings for cinema halls, theatres and other establishments and directs authorities to take steps for maintaining the sanctity of Ramzan.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- DNA: Heart-wrenching reality of Kashmiri pandits
- Proud to be an Indian, no plans to leave the country, says Aamir Khan
- DNA: Bengaluru's Mount Carmel college students show country's ideology to Rahul Gandhi
- Rahul Gandhi's embarrassment in front of Bengaluru college students
- DNA: Aamir Khan clarifies his love towards nation but sticks to previous statement
- Intolerance issue: Proud to be Indian, won't leave country, says Aamir Khan
- Watch: Chicago cop shoots a 17-year-old black man 16 times
- WATCH: Rahul Gandhi asks 'Is Swachh Bharat working', Mount Carmel girls yell 'Yessss'
- Yuvraj Singh completes 8000 runs in first class cricket
- Katra helicopter crash: 'Dead pilot' Sumita Vijayan says she is alive