When was freemasonry banned in Pakistan?


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Freemasonry was banned in Pakistan in 1972 by the then President Ali Bhutto. Laws were introduced into the country forbidding this society to meet and the buildings and artifacts were sequestered by the government. The old lodge building in Lahore is today government owned. As a result of this ban, all the lodges of the English and Scottish constitutions closed, and since 1972 there are no more masonic meetings in Pakistan.