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Application seeking setting up of Lorenzo Gay Club in Abbottabad rejected

By News Desk

May 10, 2024 01:05 PM


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Though it sounds incongruous but it’s a reality that an unusual request has landed at the office of the deputy commissioner in Abbottabad, seeking permission to set up a gay club in the city. However, it was swiftly rejeced by the district administration, reported 24NewsHD TV channel on Friday.

An application has been submitted to the DC, seeking a no objection certificate (NOC) for the establishment of a gay club in the heart of Abbottabad.

The application submitted by one Preetum Giani who plans to set up "Lorenzo Gay Club" in Abbottabad. 

The unverified application is also circulating on social media argued that the proposed club would cater to the needs of individuals of diverse sexual orientations, providing a safe space for the members to meet, converse, and refresh, with strict guidelines against engaging in sexual activities on the premises.

In a bold move, the applicant points out the "hypocrisy" in allowing certain recreational establishments while denying others based on sexual orientation. Drawing a parallel with snooker clubs, the application questions why a similar space cannot be created for those interested in same-sex relationships.

The applicant emphasized the importance of upholding human rights, citing the constitution as a basis for equality and non-discrimination. He asserts that establishment of the Lorenzo Gay Club would not only be a step towards inclusivity but also a demonstration of justice and tolerance in a society often marred by prejudice.

The deputy commissioner's office has yet to issue a formal response to the application.

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The Abbottabad District administration keeping in view the Islamic, constitutional and legal clauses has rejected the application for setting up a gay club in the city.

Additional Deputy Commissioner Abbas Afridi declared the application as impracticable.

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File photo of Preetum Giani.


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