The hotel owner and manager got arrested when the footage of people dancing at Sawat’s Malam Jabba started making rounds on social media.
Fazal Khan and Hasnain Ahsan, the owner and manager of the ski resort and hotel Frontier Tower in Malam Jabba hosted an event called Harvest Festival Pakistan from December 3 to December 6.
After the registration of an FIR, both the hotel manager and owner are put behind the bars for breaching the prescribed Standard Operating procedures (SOPs) and promoting vulgarity.
The case was filed under the loudspeaker act and Section 294 (annoying others by singing, dancing, or uttering obscene songs, ballads, or words in a public place) of the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC) and Section 33 (punishment for failing to comply with federal or provincial government’s orders) of the National Disaster Management Act, 2010.
They were also charged with the West Pakistan Regulation and Control of Loud Speakers and Sound Amplifiers Ordinance, 1965, sections three and four. Moreover, it is possible to imprison people sentenced under Section 33 for two years.