Pakistan battles growing alcohol addiction

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    Pakistan is supposed to be officially "dry" because of its Muslim majority

    Alcoholism is a growing problem in Pakistan despite it being illegal for the Muslim majority to drink. The BBC's Charles Haviland finds lives ruined and clinics and therapy groups trying to overcome a taboo subject.

    The subculture of liquor enjoyment belies Pakistan's status as officially "dry". That is, the 96% of Pakistanis who according to official figures are Muslim are not supposed to drink.

    The penalty if they do so is 80 lashes but it is not strictly enforced. :rolleyes:

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