Chennai: Amid reports that Rooh Afza, the staple Iftar drink during the Holy Month of Ramadan, has been in short supply in the Indian market and is in fact unavailable for purchase here for over four months now, the producer of the popular beverage in Pakistan has offered to help with stocks.
A report in Khaleez Times said the Hamdard Laboratories in India, which produces Rooh Afza in India, has reported big shortfall in the supplies owing to lack of raw material. "However, according to sources, a dispute among company owners is hampering supply", said Khaleez Times in its web report on Wednesday.
On learning about the shortage in India, 'Laboratories Waqf Pakistan' has offered to supply the drink through the Wagah border, said the report while quoting Managing Director and CEO Usama Qureshi of Pakistani Hamdard tweeting: "We can supply RoohAfza and RoohAfzaGO to India this Ramdan. We can easily send trucks through Wagah border if permitted by Indian Government".
The report also said India and Pakistan have "common ancestry" regarding the Hamdard Laboratories. The original was founded by Hakeem Hafiz Abdul Majeed in Old Delhi in the early 1900s while the one in Pakistan was founded by his son Hakeem Mohammed Said, who had migrated in 1948 post-partition....