The question of prohibition is also being examined by the Social Evils Eradication Commission, appointed by President Mohammad Ayub Khan last year. The Commission has already recorded the views of the people in both the wings of the country in this connection, besides other social evils.
At present, there is no prohibition in Karachi, Hyderabad and Khairpur Divisions of West Pakistan. Other nine divisions — Quetta, Kalat, Bahawalpur, Multan, Lahore, Rawalpindi, Sargodha, Peshawar and Dera Ismail Khan — have total prohibition.—Staff Correspondent
Khaliquzzaman told not to interfere
LAHORE: Chaudhri Khaliquzzaman, Chief Organiser of the Conventionist Muslim League, will not be allowed to interfere in the re-organisation work of the party in East Pakistan. This was emphatically declared by Mr Abdul Hashem, Muslim League Organizer for East Wing, at a Press conference here today.
Mr Hashem said he had made it clear to Chaudhri Khaliquzzaman that he (Hashem) will be given a free hand to organise the party. When a newsman pointed out that [he] was quite unpopular among the people and as such the cause of the Muslim League was bound to suffer, Mr Abdul Hashem preferred to avoid an answer. —Staff Correspondent