Home grown booze

Ever since the first coming of BB in Pakistan the doors to liberalism were thrown wide open and out came a whole lot of demons to our generally conservative society. Among them was the easy availabilty of home distelled liquor or moonshine which is brewed in shuttered garages and small back yard distilleries all across Karachi.

The current Minister of excise and taxation has started to address this problem by raiding several spots in this city where such liquor is openly bought and sold.

The sad part is that these raids are only being conducted for the benefit of the many “red and blue” colored government license shops operating across the city selling official liquor. The question thus is of taxes unpaid on the sale of homegrown liquor and not that this ill is spreading in our society without check.

Even putting aside the religious castration that drinking alcohol is attributed to, drinking home grown liquor can lead to blindness, fits as well as other side effects because the manufactiring is more of a bhatti kind then proper processing. As a city we need to recognize the wide sale of both imported and home grown liquor here and regularize the process rather than letting it operate on a bootleg basis. I regularly see kids and women lining up at a liquor shop near my workplace on the way back, and it chills my heart that people are being sold alcohol without check of age or any other verification.

The sooner we realize that this problem now exists in our society on a wide scale basis the faster we can engage it and try to address it. I appeal to our newly appointed Chief Justice to after coming into office take suo motto action on the unchecked sale of alcohol in Karachi and bring it out in the open.

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16 Comments so far

  1. alam on March 17th, 2009 @ 1:21 pm

    >>>>I appeal to our newly appointed Chief Justice to after coming into office take suo motto action on the unchecked sale of alcohol in Karachi and bring it out in the open.

    Everytime, I read this "suo motto", it feels like something to do with masturbation in law offices

  2. fasee on March 17th, 2009 @ 2:50 pm

    sali hypocratic koom……raat ko uth uth ke cable dekhti hai…shirt ke nechay CDs chupa ka lati hai…date pe jati hai aur kabi kabi flat pe bhi…….dance party bi jana hai masti bi kerni hai…..

    per samnay baat karo tu Laholwalakuwatah…with a high key note "L" sound…..

    i mean…lets bury this shit for once an all…….

    legalise betting= as we already have matkka aur parchi all aroudn us
    legalise prostituion= yes bro it existed since ages..open ur eyes
    legalise drinking = your faithfull muslims all drink so why risk blindness

    and be what we are….not what we want to be and cant …and do what we dont want to do….our whole society is being torn aprat by this hypocracy for god sake

  3. بستنی (wasiq) on March 17th, 2009 @ 4:15 pm

    a very happy st patrick’s day to you sir fasee…..!you mentioned all the demons and alarmed all the pagans…now what can I do….?

  4. fasee on March 18th, 2009 @ 11:09 am

    LOL…sir hum jaisay liberal muslamano ko log peter hi bolain gay na..:)

    as for what to do…well do what i do , as most pakistanis do…drink kup’pi and howl at israel…with storng faith that our howls will make them tremble……

    aur raat ko bagair batti, bagair pankhay, bagair pani ke, zameen pe charpai pe soo jatay hain

  5. بستنی (wasiq) on March 18th, 2009 @ 1:17 pm

    mobile phone aur internet…neendh kay doo heavyweight dushman…light aati hai toh internet…jati hai toh mobile…pata hee nahein challey ga kab 80 kay ho gaay….

  6. fasee on March 18th, 2009 @ 2:55 pm

    mine is diffrent…lite ati hia tu mobile jati hai tu internet…coz meray pass battery laga huwa tang pe rakhnay wala computer hai na….mobile i have ot keep on constant supply verna salay ki battery 30 min me pee jati hain applications…soch raha hoon mobil eke liye chota sa geenrator hi fit ekrwa doon

  7. بستنی (wasiq) on March 18th, 2009 @ 8:52 pm

    you mean phelo ay laila….buss yeah bhi aaya kay aaya…sponsor kay imtahan chal rahey hain woh warning dey giya hai…trust bilkul nahein hai saath ley jaa kar dilaay ga….saddar sey…aik sal pheley tak yeah halat thi kay lent main virus ajata tha…computer off…mazay kartey thay…ab toh kahan kahan update nahein karna perdta hai…aur charging sey toh sub hee perishan hain….yeah toh gadgets ki ghulami hai…

  8. kabirdas on March 20th, 2009 @ 12:28 am

    When I read about the evils of drinking I gave up reading.

    W.C. Field

  9. firstofficer on March 20th, 2009 @ 6:32 am


    Nadaan kuppi ko nadaan peenay walay

  10. fasee on March 20th, 2009 @ 11:10 am

    @ firstofficer.

    sir kuppi ke din tu puranay huway…fasee use to drink non alcoholic wine…per mrs fasee ko aitraaz tha ke its da same thing

    ( apas ki baat hia they make a really fine copy…except the nasha thing )

    so fasee is now a days only on green tea and boiled water only….not even pepsi or coffee

  11. fasee on March 20th, 2009 @ 11:12 am

    @ wasiq.

    ghulami kerni hai tu us ke kar jisay khud charging ki zaroorat na ho

    "copy right violation alert"

  12. MB (kar_munib) on March 20th, 2009 @ 1:30 pm

    An excellent post i must say dear
    Its unfortunate that the officers are mainly interested in safeguarding a particular group rather checking it in general

    Also i beg to differ from your statement that BB’s arrival had anything to do with it. IMO it all started with that enlightenment circus with our president officially (sarcastically) displaying how LIQUOR cane benefit in public jalsaz with a good display of emotionally charged lectures ETC.

  13. MB (kar_munib) on March 20th, 2009 @ 1:31 pm

    also i think the one who wants to have it should be allowed but under some law like during and pre BHUTTO period

  14. kaami on March 20th, 2009 @ 11:59 pm

    How can something be started which never stopped. Liqour was always available in the hypocritical Pakistan Society, even in Zia’s time. However, It made a comeback after Zia, through License Stores, also Murree Brewery never went out of business.

    To track back sale & purchase of liquor was never stopped by the Prophet nor by the subsequent Khulafa, and it was the integral part of the Ummayyad and Abbasid culture. The Arabs always did and still love fine wine. It makes me sick the PTI zealots like MB convert every topic promote their agenda.

    As for the laws I agree, sale and purchase of liquor is stricktly regulated even in the most liberal western societies, as it was the case when it was sold in the bars, café’s, clubs and cabre joints in saddar Karachi. However, the license stores have made it available to the general public.

  15. kabirdas on March 21st, 2009 @ 8:55 pm

    @ kaami

    Your above comments have thoroughly confused me. Will you kindly answer my following questions as part of my education:

    1. What do the acronyms PTI and MB stand for ?

    2. What is a ‘license store’? Are such license stores only in Sind and Karachi or also in Punjab and Islamabad ?

    3. Is selling of liquor by ‘liscence stores’ to general public legal or illegal ?

    4. Isn’t drinking a criminal offense in Pakistan punishable as per the penal code of Pakistan.

    5. You say: " To track back sale & purchase of liquor was never stopped by the Prophet nor by the subsequent Khulafa, and it was the integral part of the Ummayyad and Abbasid culture." This is news for me. Will it then be correct to assume that people did drink during the golden era of Islam and were not punished for it?

    6. In the light of above will it be correct to assume that drinking may not be a punishable offense under Sharia Law ?

    7. I know liquor is not sold, purchased or drunk openly in Saudi Arabia. I also know that behind doors most Sauidis drink like a fish. Any idea if the sale, purchase and drinking of liquor a punishable offense there ?

    In asking some of these question I may sound like a Pendu but that can’t be helped because that is what I am basically. I love my drop but have been relying on my boot legger for that. I can assure you of one thing that I have been drinking without any guilty conscience whatsoever. Some of the above questions that I have asked in regard to the legal status of drinking during the goleden era of Islam are for my education and not to ighten any burden on my conscience.

    I hope you will take some time out to answer my above questions.

  16. بستنی (wasiq) on March 22nd, 2009 @ 1:24 pm

    @Mrs fasee sab….lo jee gal hee mukh gaie….banda te changa ho giya…ohnrd te teno meri koi lordh nahein….te phir main yeah *not for sale*orange sachet thanda pani wich ghool kay pi lawan… kuppi tu kya sanno phopha bhi afford nahein kar sak dey…..

    @ fasee sab….kuch arsa pheley yehan kmb per kisi blog main mein ney keh diya kay i have seen on BBC food they add wine in everything they cook….a madame contradicted….my observation….but the cable guy replaced the channel bbc food with Apna channel…..I don’t want to contradict to the most preposterous thing you have mentioned about the wine….murree aur landhi main kya kya hota hai merey ko kya…hummey toh is baat ki khushi hai kay aap ki kuppi main Apple sidra ya tang nahein hota….
    and thankyou for explaining the kuppi warna burger bachchian samajh rahe houn gi yeah bhi koi drug hai….

    These pools that, though in forests, still reflect
    The total sky almost without defect,
    And like the flowers beside them, chill and shiver,
    Will like the flowers beside them soon be gone,
    And yet not out by any brook or river,
    But up by roots to bring dark foliage on.
    The trees that have it in their pent-up buds
    To darken nature and be summer woods —
    Let them think twice before they use their powers
    To blot out and drink up and sweep away
    These flowery waters and these watery flowers
    From snow that melted only yesterday.

    (Robert Frost – Spring Pools)

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