Dance party in Lahore

A popular dance party in Lahore, Pakistan, was recently stopped by police, whose president threatened to force the organisers to leave. The police ordered the organisers to leave the venue after over two thousand people paid thousands of rupees for their tickets. The party had been approved by local authorities, but the clerics were outraged and demanded that the party be shut down. They also threatened to expose the organisers to legal action.

As a result, the administration and interior ministry of Pakistan have taken steps to prevent drug and liquor consumption. Besides, security authorities have also offered to secure private parties. However, many reports have revealed that numerous criminal activities take place at private parties in Pakistan. In September 2021, a girl registered a case of gang rape against three men in Lahore. There have also been numerous cases of alcohol consumption in public places.

In spite of the repressive political climate in Pakistan, most Pakistanis reject the Taliban and its violent methods. Despite being a Muslim nation, Pakistan has become a cosmopolitan city where women are allowed to drive and enroll in universities. The country is a hub for gay and lesbian lovers, and it is no surprise that they find each other attractive in such settings. However, the conservative form of Islam is slowly chipping away at the country’s tolerant attitude.

On top of the controversy surrounding this event, the Pakistani government has proposed that schools be banned from hosting such parties in order to prevent the spread of Western culture. While many students and activists object to this measure, Shaikh Ijaz, a lawmaker from the ruling Pakistan Muslim League in Punjab, says that the motion is a ridiculous attempt to stop the spread of vulgarity on campuses. In addition, it violates civil liberties.

 

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