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  • China detains 11 for smashing halal food shop

    BEIJING: Police in western China detained 11 people after a crowd of angry customers in early May smashed a halal shop suspected of mishandling food prepared according to Islamic custom, state media said...

    A group of “law-breakers” in Xining, the capital of Qinghai province, broke into a store on May 1 and vandalised it after discovering that non-halal foods had been transported along with halal products, a violation of...

  • Govt brings bill to promote halal food trade

    ISLAMABAD: The government introduced a bill in the National Assembly on Thursday to set up an authority to help Pakistan take a due share in what a minister put at trillions of dollars worth of world trade in halal food and other products...

    The Pakistan Halal Authority Bill envisions the establishment of an Islamabad-based authority, with a high-powered board of governors, headed by the minister for science and technology, to develop...

  • KP Halal food authority’s expansion to districts hits snag

    PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Food Safety and Halal Food Authority’s expansion to 15 districts of the province has hit a roadblock as its management puts the hiring of over 200 staff on indefinite hold...

    The authority, which was established under the KP Food Safety and Halal Food Authority Act, 2014, began operation in March 2018 and is currently working in the provincial capital and seven divisional headquarters, Kohat, Mardan,...

  • Bangladesh seizes 25kg of gold from man posing in wheelchair

    Authorities at Bangladesh's main international airport on Sunday arrested a man accused of posing as a wheelchair user in an elaborate plot to smuggle 25 kilogrammes of gold past customs...

    Customs officials became suspicious when they noticed Jamil Akhter, who was using a wheelchair as he cleared immigration, had travelled overseas 13 times this year...

  • Ukraine’s first wheelchair model breaks taboos

    “I had the idea that I wanted to do a catwalk and show that a girl in a wheelchair can be perceived as a first-class professional”, she said...

    In a wheelchair since birth due to a spinal cord injury, she had struggled for years to make it as a model in the ex-Soviet state where disabled people all too often get left behind...

  • My long quest for wheelchair accessible buildings in Lahore

    From where I sit in my wheelchair, the world seems a pretty insensitive place to a differently-abled person’s plight...

    But subsequent rehab treatment in Aylesbury, England provided me with a ray of hope, with excellent nursing care and accessibility of wheelchair users to all socioeconomic backgrounds helping in my rehabilitation...

  • Pakistan plans to boost export of halal products

    ISLAMABAD: Fruity sweets and packets of chicken soup that fall foul of halal laws are disappearing from shop counters as Pakistan looks to clean up its Islamic food credentials to boost exports to Gulf states...

    At the start of the year the government published a list of around 20 imported food products it said were not halal, or permitted under Islamic law...

  • Sweets and soup vanish as Pakistan aims for halal export boost

    ISLAMABAD: Fruity sweets and packets of chicken soup that fall foul of halal laws are disappearing from Pakistan's shop counters as the country looks to clean up its Islamic food credentials to boost exports to rich Gulf states...

    At the start of the year the government published a list of around 20 imported food products it said were not halal, or permitted under Islamic law...

  • UAE allows Pakistan to ship halal products via sea

    LAHORE: The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has allowed transportation of halal products from Pakistan via sea which would bring down freight cost by one third, Punjab Halal Development Agency (PHDA) Chairman Justice (retired) Khalil-ur-Reman Khan said on Tuesday...

    He was addressing foreign delegates and local businessmen in the 6th International Halal Conference held at the Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI)...

  • ‘Malaysia for more halal business with Pakistan’

    LAHORE: Malaysia wants to increase the volume of halal business with Pakistan with the help of local business community, said senior Malaysian educationist Dr Syed Jalaludin bin Syed Salim on Friday...

    He was addressing the ‘Halal Business Projection’ seminar organised by the Punjab Halal Development Agency (PHDA)...

  • Sitcom 'Halal in the Family' explores being Muslim in America

    Called "that rarest of things in popular entertainment, a sympathetic Muslim family at the center of its own show," by The New York Times, web series Halal in the Family went live last week, showing audiences the lighter side of being Muslim in America...

    Aired on website Funny or Die Halal in the Family was conceived of by actor-comedian Aasif Mandvi and his writing partner from popular late night show The Daily Show, Miles Kahn... ...

  • Poultry sector vies for piece of global halal pie

    While policymakers in Pakistan may have, time and again, committed themselves to pursuing an export-led plan for rapid economic growth and reduction in the country’s external account vulnerabilities, no government has ever formulated an effective policy to boost exports...

    Owing to a policy emphasis on import substitution, Pakistan’s export base remains narrow and skewed in favour of textiles and clothing, which have historically...

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