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Pak parliamentarians united against booze ban in country


Pakistan's National Assembly (NA) has rejected a resolution calling for a ban on liquor.

The resolution called for imposing a ban on the manufacturing, import, sale and drinking of liquor and issuing permits in the country.

According to the Daily Times, PML-N's MNA Chaudhry Hamid Hameed moved the resolution.

However, the House rejected the resolution when State Minister for Interior Baleeghur Rahman contended that issuing a ban on liquor was of no use.

He said that there was already a ban in place to bar the 'common man' in the country from drinking.

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First Published: Wed, December 11 2013. 12:12 IST