Let the feast(s) begin!

actually, they’ve already begun. The govt. recently ammended the “Prohibition of Ostentatious Display and Wasteful Expenses Bill” allowing for upto 6 dishes to be allowed at a wedding party. Partly done in order to boost the poultry sector which has suffered *huge* losses due to bird flue, this move will serve to restore a very large event coordination industry and (re)create many jobs. (Read the metioned article). Plus, there will finally be a *good* reason to go to all the shadi invites you get, instead of just for having a cold drink.

Interestingly though, i didnt notice many weddings *not* serving food, apart from the ones being held at designated shadi lawns. Even then, having connections would allow you to conveniently bypass this law. In addition, there were many loopholes in the law which allowed for serving of food in parties. Two which i know about are, food is allowed in parties where there is no formal stage, and in parties in which a child’s birthday is being celebrated. Any more loopholes there?

12 Comments so far

  1. Salman Sheikh (unregistered) on September 7th, 2006 @ 1:38 am

    child’s “aakeeqa” was the most common excuse that was used to serve food and i hardly noticed this ban being properly imposed and all the shadis i went to during this period served multiple dishes without any prob….. in my personal opinion the ban was a good thing but as it was obvious that nobody was following the rules


  2. IllusionFS (unregistered) on September 7th, 2006 @ 2:15 am

    i cant think of any wedding that I went to where the food wasnt served lol. Its a stupid irrational law, something that I would never want to abide to. I love food and in a free country everyone should be able to do all ‘Jaiz Kaam’ with independence.

    Khaam khaa ki dramay bazi..


  3. wasiq (unregistered) on September 7th, 2006 @ 4:41 am

    There was nothing wrong with the law people are poor they can’t afford lavish parties..unfortunately it is the superstition of the common people that dictates their behaviour while feeding the brute!
    @ jaiz kaam under compulsion is equal to…95% of the people broke the law because they cannot follow it what more proof do we need…?


  4. YO YO (unregistered) on September 7th, 2006 @ 7:37 am

    Good to see the stupid law is gone….Its time the goverment stopped meddling into public’s private lives.
    Nawaz Sharif Goverment was unable to create jobs for the poor. And they slashed many jobs by banning the food in weddings.


  5. Imran (unregistered) on September 7th, 2006 @ 11:33 am

    bird flu ??? what bird flu ??? all i remember was chicken prices going down, and my fridge stock going up … :D

    anyway the law is only making things complicated than they already are, many people STILL want to treat their guest either by choice or force from the in-laws, and agree with illusionfs, that all the weddings ive been through had meal served, not limited to 6 dishes.

    i bet there are going to be many more loopholes to this 6-dish-rule also …


  6. mansoor (unregistered) on September 7th, 2006 @ 4:31 pm

    many of the similar loopholes would definately follow, however, its my opinion, that the law gave a chance to many families to abstain from exorbiant kharcha’s as well.

    spending 5 to 8 lacs PER EVENT just for food is a definate backbreaker, especially if your a daily wage earner….


  7. IllusionFS (unregistered) on September 7th, 2006 @ 10:43 pm

    If someone cannot afford to offer dinner for the guests, then they should be sensible enough to accept it that they cannot do THAT. Why make such a silly law?

    Another weird thing is the uniform at Sir Syed University. I mean at a university level you should be sensible enough to accept the facts that you can or cannot buy expensive clothes.. immature harkatein :D


  8. abroaderiya (unregistered) on September 8th, 2006 @ 2:34 am

    I know one thing, in Pakistan laws are being made to open doors of oppertunities for cops to collect Rishwat. More laws more oppertunities.


  9. Poo Poo Head (unregistered) on September 8th, 2006 @ 6:58 am

    I actually liked the law. In fact I liked very much. It helped lot of people I guess. shame it’s no more.


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  12. FREDDY MC GEORGE (unregistered) on September 14th, 2006 @ 6:05 am

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