Liquor Trade

Licence of lies

It is a piece of paper full of lies and yet it is the legal government document that allows a person to drink alcohol in Bangladesh.

September 25, 2018
September 25, 2018

Licence of lies

It is a piece of paper full of lies and yet it is the legal government document that allows a person to drink alcohol in Bangladesh.

September 25, 2018
September 25, 2018

Out of watch with legal shield

Almost every time any government agency tried to ensure accountability and transparency of the duty-free liquor trade, it found itself in a legal limbo. Over the last two decades, diplomatic bonded warehouses, who import duty-free liquor for diplomats and foreigners, filed writ after writ with the High Court challenging the legality of the government action.

September 24, 2018
September 24, 2018

GIVEN BY GHOSTS

Officially, most bars and social clubs neither import nor purchase alcohol yet they log huge sales; restrictive law, high import tariff, bureaucratic nightmare encouraging smuggling; govt loses big, earning almost nothing out of this trade.