Justice Minister Nasredeen Abdulbari said told the media that “we [will] drop all the laws violating the human rights in Sudan.”
Meanwhile, the government has also scrapped public flogging.
Even though non-Muslim are now allowed to consume alcohol in private, Mr Abdulbari said the ban on Muslim drinking remains.
He added that non-Muslims could still be punished if they are caught drinking with Muslims.
According to the Minister, the government wants to protect the rights of the country’s non-Muslims, who constitute about 3% of the population.
“We are keen to demolish any kind of discrimination that was enacted by the old regime and to move toward equality of citizenship and a democratic transformation,” Sudan Tribune reports him as saying.
Sudan has practiced strict Islamist laws for several years. This brought about a long-running civil war which eventually led to independence for South Sudan, where the majority of people are Christian or follow traditional religions.