Astaghfirullah, Lahoris Are Pissed About This Hotel in Lahore Getting The First Alcohol License Since 1997

By Haddiqua Siddiqui | 18 Mar, 2019

The Punjab Excise and Taxation Department has granted license to the Royal International Hotel near the Allama Iqbal International Airport in Lahore to sell alcohol.


The Royal International Hotel just became the first hotel in Lahore in 22 years to be able to legally sell alcohol

After the Holiday Inn in Lahore was granted the last liquor license in Lahore in 1997 this is the first time that a hotel has been granted the license in the walled city. According to The News, the license was issued in January this year to the hotel.

Now, the total number of alcohol selling hotels in Lahore city will be five.



Earlier, rumors had made rounds in January about a liquor bar being set up at the Allama Iqbal International Airport that caused outrage among people.

Dr. Shahbaz Gill, spokesperson to the Chief Minister of Punjab, Usman Buzdar, had to record a video message to clarify the situation.

He then said in his video message that an under-construction five-star hotel (The Royal International Hotel) near the airport had sought permission, which was duly granted after all the legal requirements were fulfilled.


Zulfikar Ali Bhutto restricted the sale and purchase of alcohol weeks before he was removed as Primed Minister of the country.

Only non-Muslims are permitted to purchase or consume liquor by the law. Though Pakistan had a moderate and effective policy regarding alcohol consumption before 1977.



Pakistan’s official status is that of a dry country as 96% of Pakistanis are not SUPPOSED to drink due to religious obligations and people are now pissed at the authorities for granting the license.



This guy wants to know why isn’t anyone discussing it on a more official capacity?


Someone pointed out that there is a huge alcohol market in Karachi, Lahore is far behind.

Yahan bhi city wars? Wah!


Someone also tried to drag the iconic Murree Brewery into their hatred


This brother was only now getting over the Aurat March and aur ab ye news bhi? HAYE TAUBAH.


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