Karachi was once the city of light where everyone came to fulfill their dreams but now the city is widely known for negative perspective. From pollution to illegal alcohol stores multiple factors are ruing the image of this metropolitan city among which one is Nazimabad Sharab Khana.
The port city which was once famous for its friendly environment is now in the hand of Land & Drug Mafia which is destroying the next generation by indulging them in drug addiction.
A similar sort of place which is famous among alcoholics & drug addicts is known as ‘’Nazimabad Ka Sharab khana’’ which is located at Nazimabad number 2.
The owner of this Sharab Khana is a Christian, as in Pakistan only non-Muslims are allowed to run such business. In many locations Muslims are involved in such business and they pay Christian & Hindus to obtain license.
Despite the fact that Muslims are not allowed to be involved in purchasing & selling of alcohol the business in this place largely depends on Muslim consumers. It is even said that 90% sales are to Muslim population of the area.
This place is in widely known among the alcoholics & drug addicts in the town who go their without any fear of being caught by the police or any other Law enforcement agencies. According to sources Police is also involved and provides assistance to the Nazimabad Sharab Khana.
Women also come here to buy the Alcohol drink and many political workers have also been spotted at Nazimabad Sharab Khana.
Respectable people living near Nazimabad Sharab Khana are annoyed by this business. They are not the only one to demand immediate action it rather in past many protests were witnessed at different locations of the city against such bars.
An alcohol revealed that there are many Sharab Khana in Karachi which are located in Gulistan-e-Jauhar (between Jauhar mor and Jauhar Chowrangi), Clifton, Defense, Korangi, Gadap Town and Malir as well.
Ramesh Kumar, who is a Member of National Assembly (MNA), presented a bill in the constitutional assembly to cancel all alcohol permits but it was rejected not only by opposition but also by his own party.
Alcohol was banned in Pakistan after protests in 1977, till now the prohibition is applicable in all parts of the country.
By Fahad Mirza