Police says that twenty four people, mostly Christians, were killed and dozens more sickened after consuming toxic liquor on Christmas Eve in central Pakistan.
The incident happened in a Christian colony in Toba Tek Singh city south of Islamabad.
Local police official Imran Atif says,"According to the latest information, 24 people including 22 Christians and two Muslims were killed after consuming the toxic liquor brewed by the residents in Mubarakabad Basti on Christmas Eve."
Though legal breweries exist in Pakistan, alcohol sales and consumption are prohibited for Muslims and tightly regulated for minorities and foreigners.
Eleven Christians died in October after consuming toxic liquor at a party in Punjab province.
In October 2014, at least 29 drinkers were killed after consuming methanol tainted liquor over the Eid public holidays.