Crackdown ordered against toxic wine sellers

KARACHI: Commissioner Karachi Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui on Monday directed the excise and other relevant departments to launch crackdown against production and sale of unprocessed wine in the city.

“Police, excise and relevant departments of anti-narcotics should monitor the production and sale of the prohibited wine in the city. They should spread their patrolling and take strict action against the people involved in selling such wine as it has taken many lives during previous Eid,” he said in a letter sent to the excise department.

Siddiqui said the relevant departments should keep an strict eye on those poison-sellers and the people linked to that heinous crime.

He said usually the citizens of slum areas become victim of those criminals producing poison; therefore, it is necessary that it should be stopped at every level.

“Raw wine is produced illegally through nonstandard poisonous substances after which it becomes like a toxic,” he said.

Siddiqui appealed to the citizens to keep strict eye on toxic wine producers and report it to the area police or district administration officer.