French Restaurant La Maison in Islamabad raided by police and illegal liqueur confiscated

FoodFrench Restaurant La Maison in Islamabad raided by police and illegal liqueur...

Islamabad: La Maison Restaurant in Islamabad raided by police and illegal liqueur confiscated, reports Pakistani electronic media.  It is reported French owner Philippe Lafforgue of La Maison, Marvi Road, F-7/1 ran away when police raided his restaurant.

“La Maison” in Islamabad, requires customers to provide information such as an individual’s nationality and passport number because it was serving non-Hilal food but there was a huge campaign against this restaurant since January 2, 2014.

The restaurant started its operations at Marvi Road of sector F-7/1. It came into limelight after allegedly it banned entry of Pakistanis.

Owner Philippe Lafforgue argues that the restaurant’s policy only intends to respect Muslim traditions because the menu contains food that is not halal, or permissible in Islam. Although alcohol is prohibited by Islam, the restaurant allows the employment of Pakistani bartenders. Lafforgue adds that his restaurant, which he says is more of a club, is not the only establishment to deny Pakistani customers.

There are as many as 63 restaurants and cafés operating in the residential areas in violation of the land use norms. Alone at sector F-7, where La Maison is located, there are 10 other restaurants and cafés operating. Similarly, some seven restaurants at Sector F-6, 11 at Sector F-8, 11 at Sector G-9 and one each at Sectors F-11, F-10, G-6, G-10, and G-11  are operating in the residential areas. While, there are also a number of restaurants at model villages of Islamabad.

“Pakistani’s Not Allowed” read a plaque on a front wall of the restaurant that was pictured and published in the national media. After people on social media raised the issue, the restaurant administration reportedly removed it.

Asad Haroon
Asad Haroon
A netpreneur, blogger and above all; A Human :) Asad tweets from @aghaasadharoon

Must read

Recent News

AUD to INR: Australian Dollar to Indian Rupee Today – 29 November 2023

The Australian Dollar (AUD) was trading at 55.33 as per the Indian Rupee (INR) on Wednesday.Currently, Indians are now the second-largest migrant group in...

FM Jilani for legal pathways for migration to curb migrant smuggling

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Foreign Minister Jalil Abbas Jiliani visited Brussels from November 27-28, 2023 to participate in the International Conference on Global Alliance to...

USD to PKR: USD Dollar Rate in Pakistan Today – 29 November 2023

The US Dollar (USD) was being bought and sold at Rs 285.8 and Rs 288.6 in the Open Market against the Pakistani Rupee (PKR)...
Gold Price in Pakistan Today – 16 September 2023

Gold Price in Pakistan Today – 29 November 2023

On Wednesday (November 29, 2023), the gold rate for one tola of 24-karat in Karachi, Pakistan, is Rs 218,000.000.It's important to note that gold...
Bill Gates Revealed for Having Extra-Marital Affair with Microsoft Employee!

Bill Gates calls PM Kakar to discuss polio eradication from Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Caretaker Prime Minister Anwaar Ul Haq Kakar received a telephone call from the Co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation...