A rose is probably the most beautiful flower in the world, but with it's immense beauty comes thorns; which restricts the rose's popularity and makes it a bit unfavorable. In this case the rose is Pakistan while the thorn is Murree Brewery. Created in 1860 Murree Brewery is the maker of Pakistan's premier beer brand, Murree Beer [alcohol; sharab]. Murree Brewery also exports to the Middle East and many European countries, where it is available in Indian and Pakistani restaurants. The brewery has two manufacturing units located in Rawalpindi [Punjab] and Hattar [NWFP]. This is quite sad news as Pakistan is a Muslim country and alcohol is forbidden in Islam. Although Murree Brewery sells non-alcoholic beer, it's main source of income in Pakistan comes from alcoholic beer. The only problem i have with this is that NOTHING GOOD HAS EVER CAME FROM ALCOHOL. I mean there is no problem with exporting it to other countries [except the middle-east where there is a muslim majority], but giving your country such a product is just disgusting. Today, all Murree Brewery products are readily available in legal liquor shops that operate openly in Karachi in places like Zamzama and Defence. It is also available in the interior of Sindh. Although the consumption of alcohol in public is still nominally banned, it is becoming increasingly available in clubs and high-class restaurants. This is nothing but a set-back for Pakistan that some people choose ruin the lives of their people by providing them something haram and dangerous just to make some money. All i have to say to them is: "Is money going to pardon you from God's justice? I think not...."
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