IT IS an Islamic republic where
alcohol is forbidden to 97 per cent of the population and drinkers can
face 80 lashes of the whip under holy law - but in a move set to anger
religious conservatives, Pakistan is poised to become an exporter of
An official in the Ministry of Commerce in Islamabad told The Times that a ruling this month by its Economic Committee on Trade would allow Pakistan to export beer and spirits from next year.
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