Punjab Beer Bottles Rules APPENDIX
1. These rules shall be called “The Punjab Excise Beer Bottles Rules” and shall come into force from the 24th September, 1943.
2. In these rules a different meaning appears from the subject or a context:
a) “Beer bottle” means a bottle of any colour or description having a capacity of 10 ½ to 13 ½ Ozs or 21 to 27 ounces with a neck suitable for sealing with a crown cork, provided that it does not include a bottle which was originally imported containing Jbhn Haig, white Horse, or white Label Whisky or Gordon’s Gin:
b) “Brewery” means any brewery licensed under the Punjab Excise Act, 1914.
c) “Licensed vendor” means any person or firm licensed under the Punjab Excise Act, 1914 to sell or bottle beer;
d) “Authorized person” means any person or firm who holds written authority from a brewery to collect and store beer bottles;
e) “Permit holder” means a person who holds a permit granted by the Excise Commissioner to possess and touse beer bottles for purposes other than the bottling of beer;
f) “Sale” includes exchange or gift.
3. In every case in which a brewery issues a letter of authorization to a person or firm to collect and store beer bottles on its behalf, it shall send a copy of the letter of authorization to the office of the Excise Commissioner with an endorsement showing the address of the authorized agent. The Excise Commissioner shall have the right to cancel any such letter or authorization it if considers that the proposed agent is an unsuitable person.
4. No beer bottle shall be used for any purpose other than the bottling of beer in accordance with a license granted under the Punjab Excise Act, 1914, or any purpose specified by the Excise Commissioner in a permit issued in this behalf.
5. Unless the Excise Commissioner by general or special order otherwise directs, no beer bottle shall be exported from the Punjab to any Pakistani State or to any other province in Pakistan.
6. Beer bottles may be sold to a licensed brewery, a licensed vendor, an authorized agent of a brewery or permit holder. The sale of beer bottles to any other person or firm is prohibited.
7. The possession or storage of more than twenty four beer bottles is prohibited save to a brewery, a licensed vendor of beer an authorized agent of a brewery or a permit holder. Subject to any general or special order which may be passed in this connection by the Excise Commissioner there is no limit to the number of beer bottles which may be stored by a brewery, but no licensed vender or authorized agent of a brewery shall store or possess more than tow hundred dozen beer bottles at agent of a brewery shall store or possess more than two hundred dozen beer bottles at time. A permit holder may not store beer bottles in excess of the number mentioned in his permit.
8. No person, including a common carrier other than railway, shall transport any empty beer bottles except to a bearing A licensed vendor to beer, an authorized agent of a brewery or a permit holder.
9. Nothing in these rules shall apply to:
a) the import, export, transport, possession or sale of beer bottles lawfully filled with beer;
b) the possession and use of not more than twenty four bottles for domestic purpose in any household at any one time.
(These rules wernotified under Punjab Government notification No. 2363-EX(S), dated the13thSeptember, 1943 and No.8595-EX, dated the 15thOctober, 1943, in exercise of the powers conferred by sub section (1) ofsection 58 of the Punjab Act, 1914, as amended by the Punjab Excise(Amend