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RAWALPINDI: Four people were arrested on charges of violating Ehtram-i-Ramazan ordinance in Pirwadhai area on Thursday, police said.

The ordinance bars people from eating, drinking and smoking in public places during the fasting hours.

Under the ordinance, the restaurants and hotels are not allowed to serve or sell food during fasting hours.

Police said during patrolling they noticed Al-Madina Birney shop in Pirwadhai area was selling food.

The IO said the shop owner was selling food to four people who were booked under section 4 of the ordinance.

Under the law, the violator of the ordinance would be imprisoned for three months, besides paying a fine of Rs500.

Published in Dawn, June 3rd, 2017