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54,610 liquor bottles, cans seized at sea

KARACHI: The security teams of Pakistan Maritime Security Agency (PMSA) and Pakistan Navy seized a large quantity of liquor smuggled from International sea routes. According to a statement, the operation was carried out while conducting maritime security operations in the Pakistani Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ).  “The successful seizure of liquor was an outcome of a coordinated and complex operation involving persistent surveillance & patrolling in the area.” A total of 9392 liquor bottles and 45218 beer cans…

India’s highways run dry after court liquor ban

NEW DELHI: Thousands of liquor outlets along India's national and state highways closed after a supreme court order kicked in Saturday in an attempt to reduce drunken driving on the world's deadliest roads. The top court set the April 1 deadline in December barring liquor shops from operating within a range of 500 meters (1,640 feet) from India's highways, where 17 traffic accident deaths occur every hour. On Friday the court dismissed a slew of petitions seeking a reprieve on the ban, including from state governments…

Five die after drinking toxic liquor in Peshawar

PESHAWAR: Five people lost their lives after drinking toxic liquor in Peshawar's  on Wednesday, ARY News reported. The condition of five people, which included four members of a single family, living in slums along railway lines deteriorated after consuming toxic liquor in Peshawar. Four people identified as Nasir, Qaisar, Victor and Kamal died on the spot whereas another victim named Raja passed away in a hospital during treatment. The bodies were handed over to the victims after procedures. Heart wrenching scenes…

India top court bans all liquor shops along highways

NEW DELHI: India's top court Thursday ordered the shutdown of all liquor shops along state and national highways, in a bid to reduce drunk driving in a country where road accidents kill 17 people every hour. The Supreme Court directed authorities to stop granting licenses to highway liquor shops with immediate effect and said all existing registrations would be cancelled by March 31, 2017, setting a deadline of April 1 for their closure. "(There should be) no liquor vends on national and state highways," Chief Justice…

PTI’s Gandapur booked over posession of illegal arms, liquor

ISLAMABAD: Police has filed a First Information Report (FIR) against KP's Revenue Minister Ali Amin Gandapur over having illegal weapons and liquor in possession, ARY News reported. It should be noted that Gandapur's car was stopped and searched at a check post at the Rukhsana Bangash road, when he was going to the residence of Imran Khan in Bani Gala. Police searched the car and claimed to have recovered the weapons and ammunition from the vehicle. The weapons were displayed at Bara Kahu police station of…