Alcohol and beer might soon be available at Lahore airport and reactions are mixed
A summary has been sent to Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar for approval to allow availability of liquor at the Allama Iqbal International Airport and people are reacting in mixed ways.
According to reports, the excise department, police and airport administration have issued NOCs to Unicorn Prestige Limited with regards to liquor license.
The news was aired on Lahore-based City 42 news channel
But there are limitations to it, however. The Pakistan law bars Muslims, but allows non-Muslim Pakistanis and foreigners to purchase and consume liquor.
Social Media has mixed reactions to offer. Some believe it is a bad move, others believe it is a good move while there are also some who find it funny.
HERE ARE THE ONES WHO DON’T SEEM TOO PLEASED
‘Shameful and Digusting act’
Lahore airport to have liquor bar soon https://t.co/i1vDepI36q اگر یہ خبرسچ ہے تو براے مہربانی اس کام کو رکوانے کی کوشش کرے ہر پاکستانی ??.
Plz share and spread awareness as this will be shameful and disgusting act if approved
— Aqeel Ahmed (@689Ahmed) January 17, 2019
People are not really sure if the news is actually true. But they do hope that Buzdar disapproves
@ShabazGil sir news is punjab government issue permit/noc to sell alcohol at Lahore airport. Is this state of Madina which pti and ik dream off. Please either issue warning to the media house or explain why this happen if true
— Pakistan first (@imrins1siddiqui) January 17, 2019
‘Permission to sell Alcohol is unfortunate’
The news of being a Qaseeda Burda Sharif قصیدہ بُردہ شریف at PIA's flights will be so good, but the permission to sell alcohol in Lahore Airport is unfortunate. One side is being made medina and on the other hand, Til Abbeb's eyes are being commonly
— Ahmed Raza Raja (Poet/Writer) احمدرضاراجا (@AhmedRazaRajaP1) January 17, 2019
‘Such a shame’
Such a shame!!! This doesn't go with the optics PTI is looking for!!! https://t.co/UzepdPUQgo
— Hummad Haider (@hummadh) January 17, 2019
HERE ARE IN FEW IN SUPPORT OF THE MOVE
‘Thank you PTI’
Thanks PTI govt for allowing bear and alcohol on LAHORE airport.
— Mahboob Khan (@mahboob361) January 16, 2019
That emoji says it all
— Saad ur Rehman Khan (@saadkhan40) January 16, 2019
PEOPLE ALSO FOUND IT ALL PRETTY HUMOURS
‘Jhoom Jhoom k travel karna’
Bus bhi jhoom jhoom kay travel karna
After the CM’s approval, the company will be allowed to sell alcohol and beer at the Lahore airport..
Lahore airport to have liquor bar soon https://t.co/gnQ15J7Q0e
— Irum Azeem Farooque (@Irumf) January 17, 2019
Emojis are worth quite a lot of words
And alcohol will be available at Lahore airport ???? https://t.co/2DRzyztvUv
— maho (@mahobili) January 17, 2019
But things are still in control. CM Buzdar has not approved the summary yet, not necessarily disapproved it too, so it would be interesting to see what happens next.
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