Wine shop in Muslim majority area: SHC seeks govt comments

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Thursday directed Excise & Taxation department and SHO Awami Colony police station to submit their comments on the petition for closure of wine shops from thickly Muslim populated areas.

SHC bench, headed by chief justice Sajjad Ali Shah was hearing the petition filed by Muneer Ahmed, the resident of Korangi No.4, who moved the court against open selling of wine in the areas where Muslims are in majority.

The petitioners submitted that “Lucky Wine Shop” has been established near Korangi, where Muslim population is in majority in all the nearby areas. “The residents registered their complaints to authorities concerned but no action has been taken yet,” he submitted in the petition.

Citing SHO Awami Colony police station, Excise & Taxation’s secretary and Director General as respondents, the petitioner prayed to the court to direct the respondents to perform their responsibility and exterminate the wine shops from thickly Muslim populated areas.