Chinese company starts beer production in Hub
QUETTA: A Chinese liquor company, the Hui Coastal Brewery and Distillery Limited, which was granted a licence in 2018 for making beer, has formally started production at its plant in Balochistan’s industrial town of Hub.
An offi al of the provincial excise and taxation department confirmed on Tuesday that the company had been granted a licence which it had applied for in 2017.
The company registered itself with the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) on April 30, 2020, after completing installation of liquor plant in Hub town.
“The company formally started its beer production last week, which product will be supplied to Chinese nationals working at various projects launched in different areas of Pakistan under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor and mines and mineral projects in Balochistan,” Mohammad Zn Khan, director general, Excise and Taxation South, told Dawn.
He confirmed a licence had been issued to the Chinese company in 2018 as it had submitted an application to the authorities concerned in 2017, pleading that the beer and liquor brand which the company produces in China is not available in Pakistan.
Sources said the Hui Coastal Brewery and Distillery Limited, which is famous for producing some of the world’s most famous liquor brands, made an investment of Rs3 million for installing a modern liquor plant on a five-acre plot of land in Hub. It is learnt that for the time being the Chinese company would produce beer to fulfil the requirement of Chinese nationals working in Pakistan.
We already have breweries such as Murree Brewery. Interestingly, genuine liberals would appreciate the gt.
Well done 'Islamic' republic of pakistan!
The product will be supplied to Chinese nationals working on different projects in Pakistan. Wink wink.
So Murree Brewery production fell short
Imtiaz Ali Khan
Congrats Pakistan more business to collect taxes.
This is not good. Any other business is welcome but not this.
Modern production line
You are selling your soul.
Next they will demand night clubs.
Why in Hub? There should be beer factory in Islbad.
Will Chinese national get employed there or locals as well?
please sell it to pakistani's also..its been dry county 'round here! :(
why discrimination with Pakistanis ? we should be allowed as well to consume
Now! that is progressive society. Glad something positive is coming out of CPEC. Hope it is available to Pakistanis as well.
Tea is Fantastic !!!
We badly needed the Sinovax vaccine plant instead.
Iron brother wants beer.
Yes, beer being produced in Pakistan. Why are some of you people freaking out? No one is forcing anyone to consume beer or alcohol.
Good news, Pakistan has to open up.
Soon it will be available at every Shop.