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Drunkards to be Flogged by Date Palm's Stick: Pak Court Rules

by VR Sreeraman on  May 31, 2009 at 10:33 AM Alcohol & Drug Abuse News   - G J E 4
 Drunkards to be Flogged by Date Palm's Stick: Pak Court Rules
Declaring drinking as a bailable offence, the Federal Shariat Court in Pakistan has declared that drunk people would be flogged by date palm sticks if found guilty of creating public nuisance.
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A three-member bench headed by Chief Justice Haziqul Khairi, while hearing a petition challenging the proposed punishment for drinking, overturned the punishment of lashing and changed it to date palm stick flogging.

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The petitioner had also claimed that Islamic law has provisions to grant bail to the person accused of drinking, The Daily Times reported.

Source: ANI
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