China’s liquor company starts beer production in Balochistan; to cater to Chinese workers in Pak
Islamabad, Mar 31 (PTI) A Chinese liquor company which was granted a licence in 2018 for making beer has formally started production at its plant in Pakistan”s Balochistan province, the first such alcohol firm from China to establish its unit in the Islamic nation, according to media reports on Wednesday. Hui Coastal Brewery and Distillery Limited, producer of some of the famous alcohol brands, commenced production at its plant in Balochistan’s industrial town of Hub. The beer produced at the plant will be supplied to Chinese nationals working at various projects launched across Pakistan. An official of the provincial excise and taxation department told Dawn newspaper 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 the liquor plant. “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 (CPEC) and mines and mineral projects in Balochistan,” Mohammad Zaman Khan, director general, Excise and Taxation South, told the Dawn newspaper.