SC moved for issuing orders to spend income generated out of tax on liquor for welfare of minorities
Addition of income generated out of tax on liquor in financial plan of the country has been defied in Supreme Court (SC).
J Salik the petitioner has said in his petition that liquor has been affirmed illegal in Islam and in contrast income was being collected out of tax on liquor was being incorporated in lawful financial plan constantly.
The lawful financial plan is being made illegal every year by including illegal income in lawful financial plan. This illegal income has proved gloomy for the country. Therefore, this year financial plan be not made illegal by including income out of tax on liquor therein, he stated.
As per Pakistani law, liquor has been affirmed legal for Christians while it is firmly forbidden in Christianity too, he contended. When the ministry for minorities’ affairs was abolished on passage of 18th Amendment, the fund amounting to Rs 50 million meant for Christian was also stopped. He further said no proposal or policy has been invented for the welfare of minorities at national level, therefore, the income being collected from the tax tariff on liquor be spent for the fortify and welfare of minorities, orphans, widows and disadvantaged people. He pleads the court to come across into the matter and issue orders to the concerned departments in this regard.