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Buying Alochol in islamabad

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Buying Alochol in islamabad

Hi All

Im visiting Pakistan soon. Im british with a muslim name but not a muslim. Will I be able to buy alochol in islamabad hotel bars.

Also if it is officially forbidden, what is the likelyhood of this in practice.

I.e if I offer big tip maybe....

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1. Re: Buying Alochol in islamabad

Hi Naveed, using drinks for foreigners especially for "Non Muslims" are open anywhere with in country. Keep in mind there are few bars with in country and only in the 5 stars hotels to accommodate foreign valued visitors.

As you saying that you are non muslim and wouldn't be problem to use with in hotel. You can't use outside of hotel as per your desire. Also, your name is muslim but also will consider your appearance.

HT

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2. Re: Buying Alochol in islamabad

Bonjour from Chitral,

Dear Naveed, at the bar of Pearl Continental hotel, Rawalpindi you can buy it, moreover, Murree Brewery offers a variety of drinks in Pakistan so you can try them.

But please avoid drinking publicly and outside the hotel, it's a Muslim country, in addition, in Chitral you can find locally brewed Kalash wine in Kalash valleys and in Hunza, Hunza water.

Good luck..

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3. Re: Buying Alochol in islamabad

Naveed - its a few years ago now but I once got a permit in islamabad which enabled me to buy up to 12 bottles of spirits per month or several cases of beers. It took most of an afternoon to get by the time you have all the stamps required from various offices.

There was a big hotel in town that had a liquor shop in the very secure basement - you take your permit and they record your details against the purchase. All the spirits were from the Murree distillery and were quite cheap.

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