Earlier, different media outlets reported that a liquor bar is opening at Lahore Airport quite soon. We also on our site published similar news stating that Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar has been sent a summary to approve setting up of alcoholic beverages at the Lahore’s Allama Iqbal International Airport.
But the news is FAKE.
Chief Spokesperson of Chief Minister of Punjab Pakistan Dr. Shahbaz Gill tweeted a video message in which he clearly states that the news about beer and alcohol being available at Lahore Airport and Punjab government approving it is a FAKE NEWS.
He said that the private media channels are misreporting the facts. Stating the facts he said that near Lahore Airport, a four or five-star hotel is under construction. The hotel will be costructed by March 2019.
Gill, said that the permissions given to any other four or five-star hotels are also given to this hotel. There is no exception given in this hotel’s case.
Moreover, the hotel is not made over the airport, it is being constructed nearby. So for foreigners and non-Muslims, there is a proper legal procedure, allowing these four or five star hotels to sell beer and alcohol.
Furthermore the Chief Spokesperson of Chief Minister of Punjab Pakistan made it clear that the airport is not under the authority of the provincial government, it is under Civil Aviation Authority and any decision regarding any airport in Pakistan is made by CAA.
So let it be clear that no liquor bar is opening at Lahore Airport as clarified by Dr. Shahbaz Gill.
Here is the video message