Punjab Government must order shut down of liquor shops, revoke permits: Christian leader demands

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Pastor Samuel Khokhar Founder and President of Global Peace and Preach Ministries of Pakistan. In a social media statement, he has called upon the Chief Minister of Punjab Shahbaz Sharif to revoke all the liquor permits and shut down sale points of liquor in Punjab. This demand comes following, Sindh High Court’s ruling to ban liquor in the entire province.

Christians demand ban on liquor in Pakistan

Pastor Samuel condemned sale and purchase of liquor being carried out by Muslims in the name of non-Muslims. He urged for a prompt action and demanded that the permit of hotels where liquor is being sold must be revoked on urgent basis and a ban must be imposed on this business on permanent basis.

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He also urged for action against those running business of manufacturing liquor at homes selling raw alcohol which causes many deaths. “Alcoholism is prohibited in Christianity as it is in Islam,” he maintained. “Nonetheless despite being an Islamic country government has failed to curb manufacturing, sale and purchase of liquor.”

We appreciate the ruling of Sindh High Court, and hail the ban imposed on liquor. He continued by saying that Christianity is being defamed on the pretext of alcohol business and consumption. He said that Alcoholism is strictly prohibited in the Holy Bible, and an alcoholic will not enter the Kingdom of God.

Further pointing fingers at the mafia, he said that government is generating huge revenues from tax collected from liquor business sector. “We urge the government to impose immediate ban on selling and buying of liquor in the entire country.”