Lahore airport to have liquor bar soon


–Excise, police, admin issue NOCs to Unicorn Prestige Limited with regard to liquor licence

LAHORE: Alcoholic beverages are set to become available at Lahore’s Allama Iqbal International Airport after approval of a summary sent to Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar.

According to reports, Punjab Excise & Taxation Department, police and district administration have issued no objection certificates (NOCs) to Unicorn Prestige Limited, a company that had applied for a liquor licence in the name of Royal Swiss International.

Currently, only four hotels in the city are authorised liquor sellers with L2 licences, including Avari Hotel, Holiday Inn, Pearl Continental Hotel, and Ambassador Hotel.


After the CM’s approval, the company will be allowed to sell alcohol and beer at the Lahore airport. According to Pakistan’s laws, only non-Muslim citizens and non-Muslim foreigners are allowed to purchase and consume liquor with the help of permits.

The company is likely to establish a duty-free shop to sell alcohol at the Allama Iqbal International Airport in Lahore.

Moreover, reports claim that the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) lawmakers pushed for the issuance of NOCs and summary.