Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar has been sent a summary to approve set up of alcoholic beverages at the Lahore’s Allama Iqbal International Airport.
No objection certificates (NOCs) have been given by the Punjab Excise & Taxation Department, police and district administration to a company called Unicorn Prestige Limited.
The company basically applied for the license of liquor in Royal Swiss International name.
Presently in the city there are four hotels that have license to sell alcoholic beverages. These hotels are Avari Hotel, Pearl Continental Hotel, Holiday Inn, and Ambassador Hotel. All these hotels have L2 licenses.
Once the CM of Punjab approves it, Unicorn Prestige Limited will be permitted to have its liquor bar in the airport to sell alcohol and beer.
The Pakistani law clearly states that alcohol is just permitted to the non-Muslims citizens, foreigners in Pakistan. They need permits to buy beer or alcohol.
A duty-free shop will be established by the company at the Lahore’s Allama Iqbal International Airport. According to reports the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) ruling lawmakers pressed for the summary and NOCs issuance.