Pakistan: 50 arrested for attending dance party in Islamabad

A large number of men and women were found dancing and playing music on loudspeakers while smoking. However, a magistrate later released all the suspects on bail. The hotel owner and manager was also booked for abetment.

By: PTI | Islamabad | Published:July 3, 2017 2:15 pm
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Pakistani police have arrested 50 people from an hotel during raids in Islamabad for attending a dance party and booked them for ‘obscene acts and songs’, according to a media report. The police rounded up at least 34 men and 16 women from the hotel Sunday and booked them for ‘obscene acts and songs’, and for violating the amplifier and the tobacco control laws, the Express Tribune reported.

A large number of men and women were found dancing and playing music on loudspeakers while smoking. However, a magistrate later released all the suspects on bail. The hotel owner and manager was also booked for abetment. Earlier in May this year, a dance party in Lahore was brought to halt after religious clerics intervened.

Sunni Tehrik Lahore President Maulana Mujahid Abdul Rasool threatened police to stop a party at Sozo Water Park. Subsequently, the police and district administration ordered organisers to pack up and leave the venue, even though the organisers had obtained the approval for the event.

Pakistan is highly conservative country and mixed parties featuring music and dance are often disrupted by police or clerics.

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    Pranav
    Jul 4, 2017 at 7:41 am
    Surely the people must be dancing to Bollywood music. Had they been dancing on Chinese music, they would have been awarded for cultural exchange program.
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      Indian Abroad
      Jul 4, 2017 at 2:58 am
      Pakistan is an Islamic country so they have to implement Islamic law. Dancing is UnIslamic, not allowed. Terrorism is Islamic and welcome.
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        MP Singh
        Jul 4, 2017 at 1:32 am
        This type of archaic people cannot go with the progressing world. They have always fallen behind and will continue trailing in their race for modernity. They are 100 years behind the modern world and the strange part of it is that they love to be neglected by the progressive world.
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          TJ
          Jul 4, 2017 at 12:13 am
          BS. Police has nothing else to do.
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            aw
            Jul 3, 2017 at 11:24 pm
            What a performance by the police of the most MODERN City of PAKISTAN ? To follow strict SHYRIAT laws ,they should discard the automobiles and use camels to save the environment and demolish all the buildings and start living in Tents to emulate the true ISLAMIC heritage .
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              Syed Shah
              Jul 3, 2017 at 9:24 pm
              Here come the Indians, attracted to any topic Pakistan, to show their true selves, unbelievable hate and pettiness from Indians ...... constantly aiming for new lows. How about the Hindu Saffron gangs roaming the country trying to beat anyone to a pulp trying to celebrate Pakistan cricketers win? or Valentines? or did you forget to look at yourself in the mirror today?
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                aw
                Jul 3, 2017 at 11:36 pm
                Syed Sir , Hindus and Muslims of the subcontinent are blood brothers and share the same DNA .Historically they have collectively faced the holocaust and genocide from the Medieval invaders who forced the ethnic cleansing and conversion on the peaceful folks under the threats of mass shadow of sword of theocracy ,mass murders and rapes of the women folks . We speak the same language follow the same customs and enjoy the same music and what not .Every MUSLIM of the subcontinent should be aware that the Ahmad Shaw Abdali , Nader Shaw , Gauri ,Gaznavi were all invaders and they butchered the forefathers of present day MUSLIMS and HINDUS of the subcontinents without any discrimination .
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                  ramesh ahuja
                  Jul 4, 2017 at 12:25 am
                  Why pakstn police not acting against terrorist in lal masjid , have you ever gone inside its a shame and because of you guys ISLAM is in bad name.Drugs and alcohol party goes on every fridsy
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                  vijayhemas
                  Jul 3, 2017 at 7:47 pm
                  This is the country where dancing is prohibited but making bombs and training terrorists like sayeed are dailyworks, soon their own bombs will blast them.
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                    viram modhwadia
                    Jul 3, 2017 at 7:15 pm
                    This is the life of Pakistanis. They can't even live their life as they wants. They will have to suffer Unless they tackle mullahs.
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