ISLAMABAD: A scam of obtaining liquor licence from the authorities concerned by Muslim citizens under the garb of non-Muslim identity has come to the surface.
Two citizens are reported to have acquired an alcohol selling licence from concerned quarters in Islamabad by showing them that they were Ahmadis. But NADRA’s record exposed the real identity of both these persons.
According to official documents received by Daily Times, the Director of Sun Diplomatic Bonded Ware House (SDBWH) Islamabad, Ishtiaq Ahmad, son of Gull Muhammad bearing CNIC No 37405-8520084-5 and Tahir Mehmood Tareen, son of Gull Muhammad, bearing CNIC No 37405-4617203-5 obtained liquor licences by showing themselves as non-Muslims (Ahmadis) in order to sell liquor to Islamabad based foreign ambassadors.
According to the law a liquor licence can be issued to only non Muslim citizens but these two owners of SDBWH, through deception secured the liquor licences from the relevant department and imported and sold liquor worth billions of rupees to ambassadors based in Islamabad.
The documents disclosed that these two liquor licence holders indulged in tax evasion of millions of rupees through cheating and deceitful means. FBR employees are also involved in this mega corruption scandal.