Islamabad, Dec 31 (ANI): A wing of the Jamaat-e-Islami organisation, Shabab-e-Milli, has issued threats to the provincial administration and owners of five star hotels and restaurants in Karachi over New Year celebrations.
The group has warned of dire consequences if they allowed "vulgar" celebrations during the New Year.
"We have requested the owners of hotels, motels and restaurants to refrain from Kharafaat (vulgar activities) during the holy month of Muharram, otherwise the Shabab-e-Milli's baton force will not hesitate in taking necessary steps," the Daily Times quoted Milli President Muhammad Yousaf Munir as saying at a press conference held in Idara Noor-e-Haq.
"We have requested the government to close all routes leading towards Seaview as well as close the wine shops. People buying wine should be arrested and given strict punishment.
"If the administration will not comply with our request and vulgarity is seen in the name of New Year celebration, the government will be responsible for any situation," he added.
He also urged the youth and citizens to focus on praying rather than indulging in such useless festivities. (ANI)