Spurious liquor claims 22 lives in Pakistan

Islamabad, March 22 (IANS) At least 22 people including two women died in Pakistan’s Hyderabad district after consuming toxic liquor on Tuesday, local media reported.

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Local Geo New quoted hospital sources as saying that 36 people were rushed to the hospital after they consumed the contaminated liquor.

“Three of the patients are in a critical condition while 11 have been discharged,” medical superintendent of Liaquat University Hospital Wajid Memon said.

Alcohol consumption and sale is banned in Pakistan for Muslims, but non-Muslims are allowed to buy liquor from licensed shops.

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