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  • Lahore’s Bilawal House still owned by Bahria Town: spokesperson

    ISLAMABAD: The property known as Bilawal House in Lahore is currently in the name of Bahria Town, a spokesperson for the housing society clarified on Sunday...

    In a statement issued apropos a news item titled, ‘Who owns Lahore’s Bilawal House’, published in this newspaper on May 10, the Bahria Town spokesperson stated: “Bahria Town has [until] now only received an amount of Rs170 million, against a total value of Rs0...

  • LHC vacates Bahria Town's stay on construction of Lahore Ring Road's Southern Loop-III

    Vacating a stay on the construction of Lahore Ring Road's Southern Loop-III, which had been issued on property developer Bahria Town's plea, the Lahore High Court (LHC) has given the Punjab government permission to begin construction on the project...

    The stay was issued in January 2016 after Bahria Town petitioned the courts since the said road was to pass through an under-construction housing scheme owned by the property...

  • NAB launches probe against Bahria Town megaprojects in Karachi, Lahore and Rawalpindi

    In accordance with the orders of the apex court, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has launched a formal probe against Bahria Town Karachi, Bahria Town Lahore and Bahria Town Rawalpindi, according to a press release issued by the watchdog on Monday...

    Take a look: Bahria Town Karachi: Greed unlimitedOn May 4, the Supreme Court, in three hard-hitting verdicts against the real estate empire, had declared the procurement of land...

  • Vehari has got ‘tea house’ of its own

    Built on the pattern of Lahore’s Pak Tea House, the facility promises to afford people an opportunity to pursue literary activities and budding writers and poets in particular will be encouraged to be part of intellectual discussions...

    Deputy Commissioner Ali Akbar Bhatti told Dawn that the Vehari Tea House had been constructed at Vehari Club...

  • Turkey gifts tea-processing plant to Pakistan

    ISLAMABAD: Turkey’s Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock has sent a latest automatic tea-processing plant to Pakistan as a gift in recognition of the country’s tea-growing efforts...

    Talking to journalists on Friday, National Tea and High Value Crops Research Institute Director Dr Farrukh Siyar Hamid said the plant has arrived in Karachi and currently paperwork is being done for its release...

  • Potential for local tea production

    A research institute of Mansehra district has found that Pakistan has great potential for producing both black and green tea...

    The research was aimed at increasing local tea output so that Pakistan’s dependence on the commodity’s imports could be reduced which stand at around Rs31 billion...

  • FICTION: TEA FOR TWO

    The Tea Girl from Hummingbird Lane takes us into the culturally rich world of the Akha tribe from Nannuo Mountain, where Li-yan lives with her family: her parents, her three brothers and their families...

    Li-yan’s A-ma, the most respected woman in the village because of her midwifery skills, introduces young Li-yan to her trade, and at the same time bequeaths her a secret grove of ancient tea trees dating back hundreds of years; a...

  • ‘Toxic’ tea kills young girl in Jacobabad

    SUKKUR: A three-year-old girl died and her parents as well as some other relatives fell ill after consuming toxic tea in Ghulam Mohammed Jakhrani village of Jacobabad district on Saturday...

    Area police said some poisonous material mistakenly mixed with the tea while it was being made in the home of Umed Ali...

  • PFA chief says tea whiteners to be labelled 'This is not milk'

    Tea whitener brands will soon start implementing a Punjab Food Authority (PFA) order to specify on their product packaging that the contents are not milk, the authority's chief said on Friday...

    The PFA had issued a warning to food production units in March to mention ‘This is not milk’ on 15 per cent of the total area of a tea whitener’s packaging by June 1 or face legal action...

  • Sri Lankan mission hosts Ceylon tea party

    The Sri Lankan High Commission hosted a Ceylon tea party at Marriott Hotel to commemorate 150 years of Ceylon Tea...

    Though year-long celebrations are underway in Sri Lanka, the unique global 24-hour tea party began at 5pm on July 6 in every time zone across the world...

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